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FWA to account for 9% of US broadband subs by 2026

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 27 January 22

A new report from GlobalData suggests that fixed wireless access (FWA) deployment will soar in popularity in the next four years

FWA, effectively providing fixed broadband services using mobile network connectivity, has been a part of telecoms operators’ repertoires for many years now. For the most part, however, the technology has been viewed as a something of a stopgap, providing connectivity to the relatively small number of customers who are too difficult – or costly – to reach with traditional fixed broadband infrastructure, like fibre.    Until recently, the technical performance of FWA had been considerably below that of fibre and fixed infrastructure, meaning that operators would only deploy it in niche cases. Now, however, with the advent of 5G and recent advances in FWA technology, this is no longer the case, with FWA even able to deliver fibre-like experiences in some situations…

FWA, effectively providing fixed broadband services using mobile network connectivity, has been a part of telecoms operators’ repertoires for many years now. For the most part, however, the technology has been viewed as a something of a stopgap, providing connectivity to the relatively small number of customers who are too difficult – or costly – to reach with traditional fixed broadband infrastructure, like fibre.    Until recently, the technical performance of FWA had been considerably below that of fibre and fixed infrastructure, meaning that operators would only deploy it in niche cases. Now, however, with the advent of 5G and recent advances in FWA technology, this is no longer the case, with FWA even able to deliver fibre-like experiences in some situations…

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