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4G and 5G fixed wireless unlocks a world of opportunity

Are you aware that up to 50% of the world’s population are still waiting for reliable broadband access? This large number of underserved households represents a profitable fixed wireless access (FWA) growth opportunity for current 3GPP operators – and our recent studies show fixed wireless access investments typically have a payback time of less than two years.

Fixed wireless access is a more cost-effective and efficient alternative to providing broadband in areas with limited access to fixed broadband services such as DSL, cable or fiber. And with the evolution towards 5G, we see FWA solutions on a massive scale, with 10 to 100 times more capacity than 4G networks. 5G fixed wireless access doesn’t only eliminate the need for costly deployment of deep-fiber fixed access infrastructure, it offers peak rates that few fixed technologies are be able to match.

Advances in radio technology gains in spectrum and demand for broadband everywhere make now the perfect time to develop your 4G and 5G fixed wireless access offering. By delivering broadband over existing 4G mobile networks and now available 5G ones, network operators now have the business opportunity to bridge the digital divide, win millions of new customers and tap into a new stream of revenues.

 

Discover our unique insights within Fixed Wireless Access

Making fixed wireless access a reality

5G networks are now being built out, and performance and capacity gains are available to be tapped by new use cases – one of the first will be fixed wireless access.

Fixed wireless access – an economic study

Interested in the business value of FWA? In this economic study, and webinar,  we explore the business case of FWA, showing i.a. how up to 80% of FWA investments have a payback time of less than two years, and much more. 

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The FWA handbook

Our recipe for a successful and profitable FWA deployment. Download an extract here. For the full version, please contact your Ericsson contact person.

Interactive FWA Handbook Booklet (*extract)

Leveraging networks for FWA

In this Ericsson Technology Review, we look at how to leverage both existing and new networks to maximize your FWA capabilities. 

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Invest in a FWA network that utilizes existing radio network and spectrum assets

To fully grasp the potential value of FWA, you need the tools to utilize your existing network assets in the most efficient way. That’s why we’ve developed our Ericsson Radio System to be modular – to fully support your FWA deployment, with minimum initial investments. Ericsson Radio System is ready to meet future requirements in speeds and capacity growth by simply adding 5G in new bands and in existing 4G bands, dynamically assigning resources between both following the traffic demands, something only possible with the unique Ericsson Spectrum Sharing capability.

Cases

Ericsson to modernize and manage TELE-POST’s network in Greenland

Learn how Ericsson Radio System will provide Fixed Wireless Access for some of the world’s most remote residents.

Ericsson extends fixed wireless and Sky Muster™ satellite operations partnership with NBN Co

NBN Co has announced it will continue its fixed wireless and Sky Muster™ managed services partnership with Ericsson through to 2020.

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Discover Ericsson Spectrum Sharing

Share spectrum dynamically between 4G and 5G at the same time, using the same hardware. Ericsson Spectrum Sharing means nationwide 5G coverage for your FWA network from day one. 

Get 5G access

Switch on 5G with Ericsson Radio System. Secure a smooth, fast and agile introduction of 5G, to reduce cost per gigabyte for your mobile broadband business and enabling industry digitalization for growth.

Lower your cost per Gigabyte, deploy multi-Gigabit 5G ready radios and basebands, boost capacity with Massive MIMO, and address  opportunities in Fixed Wireless Access and Critical Broadband Networks. Explore Ericsson’s LTE solutions for future proof networks.

Ericsson Radio System

Get ready for 5G with Ericsson Radio System. Secure a smooth, fast and agile introduction of 5G, to reduce cost per gigabyte for your mobile broadband business and enabling industry digitalization for growth.