Celona Unveils Industry's First Fully Integrated Solution For Private Mobile Networks And Its Unique Microslicing™ Technology As The Key Ingredient
CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Celona, provider of the first enterprise networking platform for cellular wireless, today unveiled its product portfolio that, for the first time, makes transformational 5G technology easily accessible to IT leaders and managed service providers. The company also announced the availability of its new channel program, including a strategic partnership with Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, to resell Celona’s entire line of products.
Celona’s solution is the first-of-its kind, featuring an all-in-one platform, to tightly integrate network and cellular wireless functions with AI orchestration. Taking advantage of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum in the United States, its wireless network delivers unprecedented range and predictability of operation to mobile devices and IoT infrastructure deployed within the enterprise.
“The enterprise market is where the promise of 5G is likely to deliver the greatest returns,” said Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst at ZK Research. “Organizations that depend on wireless connectivity for the success of their essential business operations and the new generation of digital business initiatives will surely benefit from Celona’s architecture that’s designed to accelerate private 5G adoption.”
New research by Polaris Market Research, predicts that the global 5G enterprise market will reach a total value of $31.4 billion by 2027, realizing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 57 percent.
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“CBRS is a game changer, but it is only one piece of the puzzle. Enterprises need a packaged solution to take full advantage of cellular wireless within the context of their existing IT framework,” said Mehmet Yavuz, CTO of Celona. “Our unique approach provides organizations a clear path to easily adopt LTE wireless today, and 5G in the future, while maintaining complete control over the network and the data running over it.”
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“Our customers are demanding additional connectivity options and spectrum to support specific digital initiatives being deployed within their organizations,” said Jeff Lipton, VP of Strategy and Corporate Development at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “Our partnership with Celona is designed to directly address these demands and reflects a shared vision that enterprises need a viable 5G strategy that complements existing investments in enterprise wireless.”
Sitting next to existing enterprise Wi-Fi networks, CBRS-based LTE/5G wireless enables an additional lane of wireless connectivity that’s designed to operate in clean spectrum, away from interference. It allows the definition of specific service levels for network metrics such as latency, throughput, jitter and packet error rate. Within a network of wireless access points, mobility events of client devices and their traffic transmissions are alwayspre-scheduled by the infrastructure – further improving overall predictability.
“We are investigating the use of a CBRS-based LTE wireless technology to improve the quality of voice communication among our clinical staff members,” said Doug Lyon, IT Director at St. Luke’s Health System, located in Boise, Idaho. “Next to our existing Wi-Fi deployment, our aim is to understand the benefits of CBRS as an additional lane of clean spectrum for staff-operated smartphone connectivity. We are actively evaluating the performance of the technology in areas of our facility where it has traditionally been considered to be challenging to offer wireless coverage.”
CELONA PRIVATE 5G PLATFORM DETAILS
Celona’s software-led approach utilizes a deployment framework that is familiar to IT organizations and removes the complexity of cellular wireless network design with AI-powered automation. To ensure Quality of Service (QoS) continuity for critical apps, patent-pending Celona MicroSlicing™ technology automatically maps, enforces and tracks essential service levels with no human intervention. Tracked on a per application and device group basis, these service levels include maximum latency, jitter, packet error rates and minimum throughput metrics that are maintained across a unified cellular wireless and L2/L3 network infrastructure.
Product components of Celona’s integrated solution architecture include:
Designed from the ground up with enterprise IT infrastructure in mind, the Celona platform is flexible enough that channel partners, managed service providers, cloud providers, and wireless operators can also leverage Celona’s platform to scale their reach within the enterprise market.
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