Challenge — Facing overly expensive network infrastructure costs and unacceptable levels of wired broadband downtime and performance issues in its many branch offices, nonprofit organization WISE Employment began contemplating a forward-thinking concept: “cutting the copper” to go 100% wireless. That’s cellular for both the local-area network (LAN) and wide-area network (WAN) access.
Solution — WISE deployed wireless edge routers, SIM-enabled laptops, and mobile phones loaded with unified communications. Cradlepoint’s wireless all-in-one routers connect a variety of in-office devices and applications while its NetCloud Service provides the cloud control and ease of deployment necessary to centrally manage and quickly expand these widespread offices.
Benefits — Using an all-cellular approach instead of expensive and unreliable wired broadband has positioned WISE as a leader in wireless networking for business. With deep CapEx and OpEx savings, reduced downtime and improved performance, newfound IT agility, and the ability to introduce new technologies — including 5G — anytime, WISE’s wireless solutions will help this nonprofit make a difference in the lives of Australians with disabilities for many years to come.
Learn more about the solutions deployed by WISE on our Branch webpage.