CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Celona, the industry innovator of 5G LAN solutions, today launched the first private cellular device certification program purpose-built to ensure seamless interoperability 4G/5G end-user equipment (UE) on Celona enterprise 5G LANs. Celona’s 5G LAN Certification Program helps organizations identify the devices best suited for their specific environments and use cases with the confidence of knowing that these cellular-native private wireless devices have passed rigorous testing in the real world.
Celona’s 5G LAN Certification Program, for the first time, provides organizations with an easy way to access a large open ecosystem of compatible devices given their unique use cases to their environment, and get a “plug-and-play” experience on certified devices.
More than a dozen different third-party products, including industrial handhelds, tablets, smartphones, IoT gateways, and CPE devices, have already been certified by Celona under the major device manufacturer program, including Zebra Technologies, Apple, Samsung, Sierra Wireless, Inseego, MultiTech, Cradlepoint and Getac. See the full list of 5G LAN certified devices here.
“Fully integrated private cellular solutions that are truly turnkey must be based on an open ecosystem that addresses the interoperability of end-user equipment with private 5G infrastructure,” said Dariush Afshar, VP of Development. commercial and strategic operations for Celona. “This has been a major barrier to business adoption of private cellular wireless – and we have now effectively eliminated it.”
While other certification programs have focused on regulatory compliance and device specifications for traditional macrocellular networks, Celona’s 5G LAN device certification program targets the enterprise. The program validates compatible devices with Celona 5G LAN hotspots, Celona Edge software, and SIM/eSIM credentials using a variety of test suites and procedures for different enterprise applications and use cases.
Celona’s 5G LAN device certification program is free, allowing customers and device manufacturers to simply request certification for specific devices.
WHAT IS TESTED?
The evaluation criteria and validation test suites for devices under the certification program go beyond basic compatibility testing to include key performance metrics (such as throughput, error rates packet rates, latency, transfer times) and support for differentiated features such as advanced QoS and enterprise 5G LAN routing. using Celona MicroSlicing™.
As enterprises deploy private cellular networks to support various applications with specific QoS requirements, Celona’s 5G LAN Device Certification Program validates and provides a baseline configuration for organizations to easily determine which end devices are the better suited to their specific use cases without wasting time and money characterizing them. devices and apps.
The program uniquely validates business requirements for connectivity, characterizes data rates experienced by users at near, mid, and far cell locations, as well as verifies data rates, roaming, and behavior QoS performance in small cell environments.
“New private LTE/5G spectrum like CBRS gives businesses additional flexibility and options for wireless connectivity with or without Wi-Fi for a better overall user experience based on customer needs,” said Julie Johnson, vice president. – President and General Manager of Mobile Computing, Zebra. Technologies. “5G LANs combine the reliability and security of cellular with the economy of Wi-Fi; however, enterprises need more assurance that devices are interacting over private wireless infrastructure without any issues.
“Zebra has taken a leadership position in enterprise LTE/5G support and continues to deliver a broad portfolio of enterprise-class devices for a variety of applications. By participating in Celona’s 5G LAN Device Certification Program, we are uniquely positioned to help organizations maximize their investments in private wireless infrastructure by easily solving the critical use cases for which private wireless is a perfect fit,” Johnson concluded.
“Sierra Wireless has been at the forefront of cellular developments for nearly 30 years. Celona’s certification program is one of the first to accelerate the adoption of enterprise private cellular wireless networks, ensuring that the features and performance of our devices and modules on 5G LANs match or exceed their capabilities on traditional cellular networks. Sierra Wireless sees this as an essential step in realizing the full potential promised by 5G private cellular wireless deployments as new applications and use cases emerge,” said Tom Mueller, vice president of product, Sierra Wireless.
Celona, the enterprise 5G company, aims to enable organizations of all sizes to implement the next generation of digital automation initiatives in enterprise wireless. Leveraging dynamic spectrum sharing options such as CBRS in the US, Celona’s Edgeless Enterprise architecture is designed to automate the adoption of private cellular wireless by enterprises and their technology partners. For more information, visit celona.io and follow Celona on Twitter @celonaio.