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Cross the last mile with fixed wireless

Ericsson Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Overview

As new devices and content formats drive consumption patterns, residential bandwidth demand will continue to accelerate, multiplying nearly five-fold through 2025. What are the best choices for delivering increased broadband service over the last mile to consumer homes?

Compared with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and other wireline solutions, fixed wireless access (FWA) solutions offer a variety of benefits including significantly lower rollout costs, rapid service rollout and lower OPEX. This is because the bulk of the costs and most of the complexity involved in fixed access deployments are associated with the last mile: the portion of the network that reaches the user premises.

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Is Fixed Wireless Access right for you?

The concept of fixed wireless access (FWA) offers an easier, faster and potentially more cost-effective way to achieve last-mile connectivity.

FWA works by using wireless technologies to connect a radio base station or wireless access point to a special kind of user terminal referred to as a fixed wireless terminal (FWT),or customer premises equipment (CPE). CPEs come in two different categories – outdoor and indoor. The outdoor CPEs often include a high gain integrated antenna. These CPEs are usually mounted on the rooftops of the premises, pointing in the direction of the radio base station antenna and are rarely moved.

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Fixed Wireless Access Illustrative case using LTE outdoor modem

Why Ericsson FWA?

Connectivity to homes and businesses is about to take a significant leap forward. New 3.5 GHz LTE technologies enable up to 100 Mbps peak speeds over fixed wireless broadband for last mile connectivity. For operators, this will lower costs — with no need for digging. For residential customers, the network will support multiple video streams at once without delay and will allow smart homes to operate at their smartest — so that families can enjoy more bandwidth than ever before.