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AT&T and Cisco Introduce a Simpler Way to Deploy 5G Fixed Wireless Access for Businesses

Cisco Media Release | May 29, 2024

AT&T and Cisco Introduce a Simpler Way to Deploy 5G Fixed Wireless Access for Businesses

News Summary:

  • Cisco and AT&T announce a new hassle-free digital buying experience for Cisco’s newest FWA devices, the Cisco Meraki MG52 and MG52E Cellular Gateways.
  • With an integrated digital purchasing experience of AT&T’s wireless WAN service and instant-on provisioning from AT&T, businesses can easily extend 5G FWA across campus and branch environments.
  • Instant-on data from AT&T will help businesses lower operational costs, increase scalability, and accelerate provisioning of full-stack Cisco networks to “day-zero.”

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 29, 2024 — Cisco and AT&T announced today a new digital buying experience that makes it faster and easier for businesses everywhere to take advantage of 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA).

For businesses looking to quickly extend connectivity across diverse campus and branch office environments, Cisco’s newest line of cellular gateways, the Meraki MG52 and MG52E, are the first true-5G, Standalone (SA) capable, discreet FWA devices to offer cloud-managed eSIM technology powered by Cisco IoT Control Center. Available this summer, the new devices are paired exclusively with an integrated wireless WAN service experience and zero-touch, instant-on provisioning from AT&T, customers can simply plug the device into power and provision AT&T’s 5G connectivity through the Cisco Meraki dashboard.

The new Cisco cloud-managed FWA devices can scale robust, always-on, highly secure 5G connected experiences nationwide* making it simpler for businesses to take advantage of:

  • Increased operational efficiency with scalable and flexible management
  • Minimized downtime and disruptions with seamless, resilient network performance
  • Greater return on investment with long-lasting, durably designed FWA devices
  • Flexibility to deploy in difficult-to-reach locations
  • Ability to deploy branch sites within minutes with instant-on, built-in AT&T 5G connectivity

With a complimentary 30-day introductory period, businesses can reduce deployment times for branch connectivity through self-service purchasing of AT&T data plans directly from the Cisco Meraki dashboard. Instant-on data from AT&T will also allow for immediate provisioning of full-stack Cisco networks to accelerate “day zero” operations.

“Together with Cisco, we are making it faster and easier than ever for companies to reimagine their networks and conduct business with next-level connectivity,” said Mike Troiano, Senior Vice President, Product and Pricing, AT&T Business. “This offer is yet another way we are demonstrating our commitment to simplifying business challenges and enhancing the end user experience.”

“As businesses continue to digitize their operations and connect more people, places, and things to the network, digital resiliency will continue to rise in importance,” said Jonathan Davidson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Networking. “AT&T and Cisco share a vision to help businesses simplify operations so they can spend less time worrying about connectivity and security and focus on delivering unified experiences their customers can rely on.”

*AT&T FWA is available nationwide. Instant-on, zero-touch provisioning is limited to USA and select countries. Contact AT&T for a list of select countries.

About AT&T

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