Press Release

Black Box®, a leading global solutions integrator, announced today that it has formed a partnership with 5G and OnGo™ industry innovator, Celona, to provide the most complete, bleeding-edge 5G and private LTE wireless networks available. The partnership enables Black Box to drive innovation in connectivity, giving superior wireless networking options to every market. Private networks using 5G/LAN technology — an even-licensed, low-band wireless spectrum that gives clients access to private wireless connectivity at a fraction of the cost associated with LTE — maintain the simplicity of Wi-Fi while providing superior outcomes in secure and cost-effective wireless coverage for high-volume wireless traffic and IoT applications.

Commenting on the new partnership, Bill Holman, vice president and general manager of 5G technologies for Black Box, explained, "We’re tremendously excited to work closely with Celona. They are true industry innovators." He added, "We are looking forward to working with such progressive individuals. By adding 5G LAN technology to our service mix, we are able to provide our customers with unique new solutions for outdoor, retail, supply chain, and other environments that need the coverage and reliability of LTE and 5G. Simple integration into existing and complex infrastructures is the way into the future. Celona agrees, and so our partnership is a very natural one."

Ozer Dondurmaciouglu, vice president of marketing at Celona added, "5G network technology is at the forefront for enterprises building out their private network strategies, and Black Box will be a key strategic partner for us. Their deep expertise in this space and trusted relationships with Fortune 1000 enterprise companies make Black Box the ideal partner."

Using a wide range of technologies, Black Box designs, builds and manages wireless networks to support the connected enterprise, delivering superior digital connectivity across multiple industries. Forward-thinking clients engage Black Box to incorporate OnGo/Private LTE and 5G into their existing networks and plan for future wireless networks.

Celona accelerates the adoption for business-critical apps in the enterprise by taking advantage of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum. Its 5G LAN architecture is designed to automate the deployment of cellular wireless by enterprises and managed service providers, and drastically simplify its integration with existing IT infrastructures. Essentially, Celona’s innovative Edgeless Enterprise Architecture allows enterprises, for the first time, to own and operate their own private LTE/5G networks.

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