Cradlepoint’s cloud-managed 4G LTE and 5G routers boost network performance at temporary sites
Background and Challenges
Matching the right person with the right job takes time, and for clients of Staffline Group — an outsourced workforce provider in the UK — timing is central to productivity. With 350 locations operating in client-owned manufacturing, logistics, public sector, and agricultural facilities, providing fast and reliable connectivity to the Staffline wide-area network (WAN) could be challenging. Waiting months for costly new ADSL or fiber service wasn’t feasible and often took longer than the duration of a contract. Staffline needed a faster connectivity solution that would be flexible, provide immediate access, and wouldn’t strain already thin IT resources.
To provide reliable Wireless WAN connectivity for locations and staff, Staffline now leverages the speed and flexibility of 4G LTE and 5G technology, delivered through Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Service for Branch and enterprise-class wireless routers — enabling instant connectivity through zero-touch deployment, SD-WAN intelligence for application performance, and extensive cloud-based network management capabilities.
Using widely available mobile broadband enables Staffline to quickly stand up new locations with reliable WAN connectivity on day 1. With throughput regularly exceeding 100 Mbps, teams now use the wireless network to capably connect voice-over- IP (VoIP) telephony, printing, and audio- video solutions. Benefits also include substantial reductions in IT expenditures and newfound business agility — ultimately boosting productivity for both Staffline and its clients.
Through Cradlepoint NetCloud’s network management dashboards and features, the IT team can easily configure secure, and control routers at all locations from anywhere. They also troubleshoot network downtime and hardware issues without stepping on-site.
Learn more on our Branch solutions webpage.