Tech Data to distribute Cradlepoint, Telstra's 5G co-developer

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Tech Data to distribute Cradlepoint, Telstra's 5G co-developer

Tech Data has forged a local distribution deal with Cradlepoint, the wireless network vendor working with Telstra on its 5G business offerings.

The deal comes off the back of the relationship between Tech Data and Cradlepoint in the Americas, which has been extended to Australia and New Zealand. Tech Data’s partners will now have access to Cradlepoint’s wireless SD-WAN, LTE and 5G-ready solutions for branch networks, mobile networks and IoT.

“Through this partnership, Tech Data will support Cradlepoint to extend their market success in North America to the enterprise and mid-market across Australia and New Zealand,” said Tech Data country general manager Wendy O’Keeffe.

“We are thrilled to bring our partners Cradlepoint’s mission-critical wireless WAN technology, which delivers visibility, security and control as well as public safety applications.”

Cradlepoint’s Asia-Pacific managing director Gavin Wilson added that the extended partnership was based on Tech Data’s capabilities, specialised skills and complimentary offerings.

“This partnership has come at an exciting time as it means Tech Data will distribute Cradlepoint’s new NetCloud Service and wireless edge routers to channel partners in Australia and New Zealand,” said Wilson.

“The NetCloud Service simplifies the process of buying, consuming, evolving and supporting wireless edge networks, enabling channel partners to add value and unlock the full potential of our technology.”

Last month, Telstra announced a partnership with Cradlepoint to co-develop its 5G offerings for SMB and enterprise customers. The telco specified that it will utilise the NetCloud platform to enable customers to build and manage wireless WANs, as well as provide lifecycle management, edge security and SD-WAN traffic management.

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