Software-Defining the Pathway to 5G: How Cradlepoint Transformed Its Business Model (Twice!) to Revolutionize How Businesses Connect

Cellular connectivity has come a long way over the past two decades and today cellular coverage allows for an always-on world, connected by voice, text, apps, and the internet.  Mobile data usage has exploded, up 73x in the U.S. from 2010 to 2018.  There are now more mobile devices in use in the U.S. than citizens.  Almost 40% of the entire global population owns a smartphone, which are only a little over a decade old.  The disruption from a wired to wireless world has transformed the global economy. 

Different than consumers, businesses have been slower to adopt cellular for primary internet connectivity in their offices given historic cost and reliability concerns However, this is changing quickly with continued improvement in both quality and affordability in cellular service as the world embarks on the pathway to 5G journey. 

Cradlepoint is a market leading innovator helping businesses move from a wired to wireless world powered by next generation LTE and 5G networks, utilizing Cradlepoint’s software-defined wireless products to connect people, places, and things with enterprise-class visibility, security, and control. 

In today’s podcast, Board members Matt Robinson and Doug Gilstrap from TCV explore Cradlepoint’s growth journey with CEO George Mulhern, as he talks through the opportunities, tough decisions, and lessons learned to become the global leader in cellular connectivity for business.

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