Taylor Construction said it is already experiencing the wide area network speeds and coverage it needs, including 20 times the performance of its 4G connection.
Australian-based Taylor Construction has completed a trial of what claims to be the first documented 5G enterprise use case with an enterprise-grade 5G edge networking solution by LTE and 5G wireless edge solutions specialist, Cradlepoint.
Taylor Construction said it is already experiencing the wide area network (WAN) speeds and coverage it needs – including 20 times the performance of its 4G connection – to support a range of bandwidth and latency sensitive connected devices and applications on its construction sites.
The trial followed the release of Cradlepoint’s portfolio of 5G wireless edge solutions for business in Australia in May, and its coinciding roll-out with Telstra’s high-performance 5G network.
Taylor Construction identified a construction site where it could trial Telstra’s Enterprise Wireless solution and Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Service for Branch, delivered through a Cradlepoint E3000 5G-optimised router with a ruggedised W2005 5G Wideband Adapter built for outdoor placement.
“The Cradlepoint 5G solution, enabled by the Telstra 5G network, has transformed our ability to employ high-performing enterprise-grade applications, top to bottom,” says Christian Neyle, IT manager for Taylor Construction.
The performance the company is now getting with 5G will enable it to deploy its current 5G-ready high-tech applications, made possible by the Wireless WAN. Taylor is experimenting with the following applications:
“Taylor Construction is an example of how organisations can use 5G to transform their business and drive new ways to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, and compete,” says George Mulhern, CEO of Cradlepoint. “Taylor was able to leverage 5G to quickly implement innovative new applications and so can just about any business in any industry.”
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