UK Connect, which provides fibre-speed non-fixed line wireless and broadband services to the construction sector, has become the first UK company to be able to install Cradlepoint 5G wireless networking systems on sites.
The deal, which sees UK Connect granted ‘5G for Enterprise Branch Specialisation’, means that it is the only UK company permitted to install Cradlepoint systems for the establishment of 5G networks on UK residential and commercial sites.
To achieve the Cradlepoint accreditation, UK Connect had to meet stringent criteria, including an already established position as a Cradlepoint Premier Partner and a reputation as an Active Wireless WAN Practice.
UK Connect also needed to pass a number of tests to receive the specialisation certificate. This ranged from completing an in-depth programme of sales and technical courses to demonstrating proficiency in working with Cradlepoint’s 5G systems and the ability to sell them strategically, according to an outline business plan.
Darryl Brick, VP partner sales, EMEA from Cradlepoint said: “Cradlepoint’s 5G for Enterprise Branch Specialised partners have invested in the 5G transformation and offer our customers services tailored for the new 5G wireless WAN.
“UK Connect is a highly skilled Cradlepoint partner and their expertise will guide our customers through the Pathway to 5G and help evolve their networks successfully. The team of dedicated sales and technical professionals at UK Connect, as well as their expertise in several key vertical markets, will help us guide customers on the journey beyond the wires.”
UK Connect managing director P J Farr added: “It represents a major milestone in the company’s history, positioning us at the forefront of the UK’s 5G roll-out and bringing its power and potential to the country’s vibrant community of housebuilders and developers. We look forward to working even closer with Cradlepoint, further demonstrating our unrivalled expertise in construction connectivity provision.”