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Six actionable insights to capture the value of 5G Fixed Wireless Access

5G Fixed Wireless Access unlocks a world of opportunities

As millions continue to wait for reliable home broadband, fixed wireless access (FWA) is an efficient and scalable alternative to wired connections. With smart and targeted deployments, our studies show that the investment typically pays off in less than two years. 5G accelerates this, and we can help you tap into the opportunity. Find out how.

Capturing the 5G FWA opportunity: A household view

In this Ericsson Consumer Lab study 19 countries were surveyed to explores the current stage of home broadband internet. And 5 key findings were identified for communication service providers to capture the FWA opportunity within the households.

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Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) market opportunities

Fixed Wireless Access handbook 2024 insights

Six actionable insights to capture the value of 5G FWA

In the latest edition of the Fixed Wireless Access Handbook, we deep dive in to the best practices and latest development. Get insights in how to leverage the global 5G FWA momentum, how FWA can help close the digital divide, the potential of flexible self-installed CPEs and speed-tiered plans to capture value.

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Bridging the digital divide with human brilliance

Millions of people are still disconnected from the expanding digital infrastructure. And one solution to bridging the digital divide is Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). Read about Ohio TT made it their mission to build broadband into rural communities across the state.

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Boosting value with speed tiered FWA

The number of service providers offering Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) over 5G is growing in all regions, creating global economies of scale.

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Over 330 million FWA connections by 2029

From 130 million at the end of 2023, FWA connections worldwide are projected to increase to 330 million by the end of 2029. This represents 18 percent of all fixed broadband connections. Of the 330 million projected connections, close to 85 percent are expected to be over 5G.

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Delivering fiber-like speed with 5G FWA

Omantel was the first telecom services provider in the Sultanate to introduce a 5G network. In light of the low speed of xDSL compared to 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and the high maintenance cost of the copper network, the company decided to explore the potential of using 5G FWA to provide reliable speed in areas in the Sultanate that do not have access to fiber connections.

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Bridging the digital divide with fixed wireless access (FWA)

UScellular was the first service provider to offer consumers and enterprise fixed wireless access (FWA) services, using 5G extended-range millimeter-wave (mmWave) to target digital divide areas in rural America, reaching coverage of over 5 km.

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OhioTT delivers high speed, affordable broadband

OhioTT partnered with Ericsson and Winncom Technologies to bring reliable, affordable high-speed broadband to unserved and underserved communities across Ohio by leveraging the breakthrough capabilities of Ericsson Antenna Integrated Radio technology.

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Deep dives

Ericsson Mobility Report November 2023

Get the latest forecasts and expert analysis in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.

Ericsson Mobility Report Business Review 2024

In this report we explore 5G revenue growth opportunities for service providers.

Technology insights

FWA networks utilize existing radio network and spectrum sharing

FWA network that utilizes existing radio network and spectrum assets

Utilize your existing network assets in the most efficient way with our modular Ericsson Radio System that fully supports your FWA deployment with minimum initial investments. It is ready to meet future speeds and capacity growth requirements 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.


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

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.

Spectrum Sharing

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

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