With the evolution to 5G, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) offers a path to deployments on a massive scale and better services for customers.
5G FWA changes the economics of connecting homes and businesses
Today, there is already a strong business case for using FWA as an add-on improvement to mobile broadband (MBB). FWA is particularly attractive in areas where there is no existing copper, fiber, or hybrid infrastructure to deliver wired broadband, or when the current fixed infrastructure is unable to provide sufficient service.
The business case for FWA only becomes stronger as LTE continues to advance to 5G. One of the 5G use cases currently gaining momentum around the globe is using FWA to provide broadband service for homes and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
With the help of 5G, Fixed Wireless Access will grow on a massive scale
With 10 to 100 times more capacity than 4G networks, 5G will enable cost-efficient FWA deployments on a massive scale. Using larger ranges of radio spectrum to provide consumers with low latency connectivity (1ms) and major capacity gains, the evolution to 5G will take FWA to a whole new level.
Fixed Wireless Access on a massive scale with 5G
5G will enable cost-efficient FWA solutions on a massive scale, with 10 to 100 times more capacity than 4G networks. Using larger chunks of radio spectrum to provide consumers with low latency connectivity (1ms) and major improvements to capacity, the evolution to 5G will take FWA to a whole new level.
5G FWA is an attractive alternative to wireline solutions
The bulk of the cost involved in fixed access deployments (as well as much of the complexity) is associated with the "last mile” portion of the network that reaches the user premises. Compared with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and other wireline solutions, FWA offers a variety of benefits, including significantly faster service rollout, lower rollout costs and lower OPEX.
Build for the future with 5G FWA
5G FWA is expected to enable robust services at sustainable rates high enough to meet the needs for residential use well into the future. 5G FWA will not only eliminate the need for costly deployment of deep-fiber fixed access infrastructure, it will offer peak rates that few fixed technologies will be able to match.