Tech firm putting down roots in Kelowna

The global leader in software-defined 4G LTE network solutions for enterprises announced it is building its Developer Operations Center i

  • Mar. 7, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Cradlepoint, the global leader in software-defined 4G LTE network solutions for enterprises, is building its Developer Operations Center in Kelowna, B.C., and is hiring a team of engineers.

Announced through a press release sent out this week Cradlepoint representatives explained they recently acquired Pertino—a privately held Silicon Valley company that pioneered the use of software-defined networking (SDN) technology—to bring the benefits of SDN to LTE, broadband and MPLS WANs.

Cradlepoint is staying close to the Kelowna roots that Pertino planted before its acquisition. Pertino had a team of experts based in Kelowna. Additionally, Pertino’s founders previously launched Packeteer, a networking and communications company, that acquired Kelowna-based Workfire for approximately $100 million in 2000. Packeteer built a research and development center in Kelowna that employed 40 people until the sale of the company in 2008.

“Our history of building a world-class development organization in Kelowna has brought us back to town,” said Craig Elliott, CEO and founder of Pertino and now SVP of corporate development at Cradlepoint, in the release.

“We’ve already hired five developers in Kelowna and are posting ten additional jobs to be filled as soon as possible. We’re also evaluating office space and hope to make decisions soon about that expansion as well. Cradlepoint wants to invest in Kelowna.”

“We’re pleased to have Cradlepoint bringing more tech jobs to Kelowna. The investment continues to highlight Kelowna as the tech hub of British Columbia,” said Colin Basran, mayor of Kelowna.

Cradlepoint is the global leader in software-defined 4G LTE network solutions. Enterprise adoption of cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is driving the need for always-on connectivity for people, places and things anywhere.Cradlepoint’s cloud-based platform combines software-defined networking and radio technologies with virtualized services to deliver 4G LTE and overlay networks that are secure end-to-end, agile to deploy and ultra-reliable. Over 15,000 enterprise, SMB and government customers around the world rely on Cradlepoint to keep their critical sites, remote workforces, vehicles, assets and machines always connected and protected. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with offices in Silicon Valley, Canada and the UK. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.


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