Celona, a 5G LAN solutions provider, recently announced Google Cloud selected it to accelerate the delivery of private 5G networks in the U.S. The tech giant said it will make Celona’s 5G LAN solution available through its recently announced private cellular network running on Google Distributed Cloud Edge. Enterprises using Google Cloud will have the ability to bring new private cellular network services closer to users, data, and applications at the mobile compute edge.
Google Cloud and Celona are working together to offer turnkey enterprise private 5G networks with the ability to run network management, control, and user plane functions on Google Distributed Cloud Edge wherever it resides. The combined solution addresses distinct performance, service-level, and economic needs of key industry verticals by combining dedicated network capabilities with full edge-computing application stacks. Celona’s solution delivers a complete end-to-end 5G LAN developed for enterprise environments.
“We are excited to partner with Celona to help IT professionals improve application connectivity through private 5G,” said Tanuj Raja, Global Director, Strategic Partnerships at Google Cloud. “Deployed on Google Distributed Cloud Edge, Celona’s end-to-end private network solution enables enterprises to simplify and operate private 5G networks at scale and with the flexibility they need.”
Celona’s Edgeless Enterprise architecture is anchored by the Celona Edge. The cloud-native 4G/5G private core network operating system delivers an all-in-one network service overlay with advanced policy-based routing, QoS, and security segmentation functions. The company’s approach supports the convergence of radio access network (RAN), application, and network service traffic, automatically shifting the delivery route of services based on performance, policy requirements, and network paths’ real-time health. Celona said it offers the only private 5G solution in the industry that has been purpose-built to help organizations easily deploy, operate, and integrate 5G cellular technology with their existing infrastructure.
Since Celona launched the first fully integrated 5G LAN platform in November 2020, the company has seen strong demand from a range of enterprises, managed service providers, and mobile network operators looking to satisfy strategic digital business initiatives not adequately addressed today by Wi-Fi or other networking technologies. Celona’s customer base includes Verizon, NTT Ltd, SBA Communications, St. Luke’s Hospital System, Purdue Research Foundation, Stanislaus State University, and many other brand-named enterprises.
Manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, schools, and supply-chain leaders use Celona’s 5G LAN platform to drive results for a number of mission-critical use cases that require the deterministic wireless connectivity on private and interference-free cellular spectrum and fast mobility for a new generation of highly mobile devices and robotics infrastructures.
“The combination of 5G LANs and edge compute unlocks a new generation of enterprise IT architecture capable of keeping up with the immense rate of digital transformation and automation occurring across almost every industry,” Rajeev Shah, Celona co-founder and CEO, said. “The intrinsic agility of our edgeless enterprise architecture gives organizations tremendous flexibility and scale by bringing closer together critical network services and mobile edge compute applications.”