How LTE and 5G Wireless WAN Can Transform Fixed and Temporary Locations

October 19, 2021

The remote edge of enterprise WAN is where business transformation happens, so network connections there need to be flexible and powerful.

Transforming the network edge can improve business responsiveness and reach

Organizations of all types are implementing their next phase of digital transformation to enhance their competitive edge, increase agility, and move away from the restrictions of physical locations. Work is no longer just in offices, but increasingly where customers, processes, or business conditions dictate. Over the last decade, enterprise networks have evolved to keep up with the broader distribution of data, applications, and end users, but the next evolution in the wide-area network (WAN) will further distribute the network and deliver the greatest impact. The WAN edge is ripe for transformation.

The WAN edge must evolve — again

Customers are more mobile, and business locations are becoming more dynamic to adapt to changing conditions, emerging trends, and unexpected events. Information and applications are increasingly distributed across the clouds to support this mobility, and the network edge is adapting to match. The remote edge of the enterprise WAN is where business transformation happens, so it is where network connections need to be the most flexible and powerful. Innovative businesses have pivoted to be where customers and operations are, so they cannot be constrained by fixed networks and long timetables for wired connections.

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