The new solution, from Alef and Casa Systems, combines 5G mobile connectivity with a typical Wi-Fi structure

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

February 27, 2024

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 The new solution combines 5G mobile connectivity with Wi-Fi
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Mobile connectivity provider Alef and Casa Systems, a network solutions provider, launched a 5G-enabled Mobile Private Network (MPN) solution at Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona this week.

The new MPN will allow communications services providers (CSPs) to “drive scaled adoption” throughout the enterprise sector.

MPNs have been identified as a significant market opportunity, offering high-speed, reliable, customizable and secure connectivity for businesses, with a particular focus on mission-critical communications, supply chain management and even virtual or augmented reality training.

The rise of 5G has, however, so far been a hindrance to MPN deployment. Alef and Casa said their system meets this challenge by integrating 5G into the new network solution, providing a holistic connectivity offering.

“Since the debut of 5G, the high costs and inflexible nature of current MPN solutions coupled with poor integration into enterprise IT systems have hindered progress of MPN deployments,” according to a company statement. “The Alef-Casa solution eliminates legacy challenges and embraces individualized enterprise requirements … providing all the advantages of 5G mobile connectivity with the management simplicity of a Wi-Fi network.”

The solution also combines Casa's cloud-native 5G Expansion Suite with Alef’s authentication, authorization policy, and management capabilities. 

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"By integrating Alef’s enterprise-centric authentication, authorization policy, and management with Casa’s cloud-native 5G Expansion Suite and in-building radio access products,” said Colin Kincaid, Casa Systems’ CPO. “We can deliver a differentiated mobile connectivity solution that works seamlessly with enterprise network authentication and policy frameworks – all with the deployment and management simplicity of Wi-Fi."

"Together with Casa Systems, we are unlocking the opportunity for mobile carriers to deliver their enterprise customers a fully IT-native enterprise MPN solution,” said Mike Mulica, Alef’s CEO.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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