Tech Data to Offer Cradlepoint’s State-of-the-Art Wireless IT Connectivity

Offering Includes Cutting-Edge Solutions for Cloud-Managed 4G LTE and
5G Cellular Solutions for Partners in the U.S.

CLEARWATER, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In an effort to keep branch, mobile and IoT networks safer and
uninterrupted, Tech
Data
(Nasdaq:TECD) today announced a partnership with Cradlepoint
— an industry leader in cloud-delivered, low-latency 4G LTE and 5G
cellular networking solutions for business and government organizations
— to distribute the company’s NetCloud
Solution Packages
to Cradlepoint-authorized resellers in the U.S.
These new packages simplify how to buy, consume, evolve and support edge
networks. Cradlepoint solutions will provide Tech Data partners enhanced
wireless networking capabilities that easily support technologies like
IoT and 5G.

“Cradlepoint delivers a state-of-the-art solution for agile, pervasive
and software-driven wireless WANs that leverage 4G and 5G to connect
people, places and things everywhere,” said Linda Rendleman, senior vice
president, product marketing, endpoint solutions, at Tech Data. “With
this partnership, our end-user customers can access mission-critical
wireless technology that delivers visibility, security and control for
enterprise and public safety applications.”

The NetCloud Solution Packages, which include tailored NetCloud
Manager
services, fit-for-purpose routers, and comprehensive support
plans, are also available in a subscription model as part of Tech Data’s Tech-as-a-Service
(TaaS) offering. Tech Data’s TaaS is a comprehensive, flexible solution
that bundles hardware, software and services into a single subscription
price. With this partnership, customers can scale up or down throughout
the course of their Cradlepoint subscription term — allowing them to
adjust to changing business conditions. The key applications of the
Cradlepoint solution set include:

  • Cellular failover for networks
  • Mobile connectivity
  • IoT connectivity
  • Remote network management

“Tech Data’s extensive reach and breadth of as-a-service options, such
as their TaaS portfolio, offer strategic and flexible solutions, which
are critical as connectivity continues to transform at a record pace,
including the migration to 5G wireless networks,” said Don Baumgartner,
senior vice president of operations, at Cradlepoint. “Cradlepoint meets
the needs of organizations that are shifting to cellular connectivity
for network reliability and business agility, and in preparing companies
for the impact of Gigabit LTE and 5G on product and service delivery.”

For more information, email [email protected] or
call 1-800-237-8931.

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About Tech Data

Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our
end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly
specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable
channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world
needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 83 on the
Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most
Admired Companies for 10 straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com
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About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-delivered wireless edge
solutions for branch, mobile and IoT networks. Cradlepoint’s Elastic Edge
vision — powered by NetCloud services — provides a blueprint for agile,
pervasive and software-driven wireless WANs that leverage 4G and 5G
services to connect people, places and things everywhere with
reliability, security, and control. More than 25,000 enterprise and
government organizations around the world, including 75 percent of the
world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and first
responders in 10 of the largest U.S. cities, rely on Cradlepoint to keep
critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT
devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use
Cradlepoint wireless solutions as the foundation for innovative managed
network services. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held
company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with a development center in
Silicon Valley and international offices across EMEA and Australia.
Learn more at cradlepoint.com or follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.

Contacts

Wally Campbell
Public Relations Manager, Americas
Tech Data
480.936.2184
[email protected]

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