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SA's Rectron to distribute Cradlepoint LTE, 5G tech

SA's Rectron to distribute Cradlepoint LTE, 5G tech

Cradlepoint, focused on cloud-delivered LTE and 5G Ready wireless edge solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with South African ICT distributor, Rectron.

According to the agreement Rectron will provide Cradlepoint's technology and services to resellers, system integrators, managed services providers, e-tailers and retailers across Southern Africa.

A statement released by the companies explains that Cradlepoint plans to further develop its channel presence in the region.

"... and the agreement with Rectron will enable both companies to bring the benefits of LTE and 5G-ready wireless technologies to SMEs, enterprises and the public sector," the statement continues.

Jason Wells, Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Cradlepoint, said: "We are delighted to be working with such a well-respected distribution partner, with the experience and infrastructure we always look for."

"Rectron is ideally placed to help build our network of partners and service the growing base of customers in South Africa for LTE-based wireless edge solutions."

Spencer Chen, Managing Director of Rectron, commented: "South African ICT resellers are being continuously challenged to evolve through creative thinking and continuous development. Our partnership with Cradlepoint will add a market-leading product and service portfolio for our channel partners. Collectively, we have an extremely strong proposition to bring to our customer base."

In June 2019 ITWeb reported that vendors have touted the next-generation WiFi standard, WiFi 6, together with 5G, will be a powerful combination.

On 10 July 2019, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) released a new white paper that provides deployment guidelines for a number of possible scenarios utilising WiFi 6 technology.

According to the WBA, the paper also provides guidelines for RF planning and design, with consideration given to factors like band steering, MU-MIMO and adjusting for high-density deployments that demand increased capacity.

Tiago Rodrigues, General Manager, WBA, is quoted as saying: "Since its inception 20 years ago, WiFi has become a fundamental expectation for consumers and enterprises alike. This latest white paper comes at a crucial time; not only is global demand for WiFi continuing unabated, but operators worldwide are ramping up 5G networks, and governmental authorities around the world are preparing to open 6GHz spectrum to WiFi traffic. "

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