Fixed Wireless Access Integral in the Future of Connectivity

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By Dean Tan | 1Q 2022 | IN-6477


T-Mobile and Verizon Remain Optimistic for Fixed Wireless Access


In the past week or two, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) has once again come to the focus for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). Verizon and T-Mobile US have both strategically placed 5G FWA either as the 5G killer application or one of the 5G monetization avenues in their presentations to the wider industry. Verizon expects to see an uptick of fixed wireless access customers in the range of four to five million by the end of 2025 while T-Mobile US is aiming to serve six to eight million FWA subscribers by 2025. Other mobile network operators such as TPG Telecom in the Asia-Pacific region also aims to increase its Fixed Wireless customer base to 160,000 by end 2022.

ABI Research forecasts that by 2026, the total 4G/LTE and 5G FWA subscriptions will amount to 178.4 million subscriptions. Of the 178.4 million subscriptions, 5G FWA subscriptions will make up about 38.5% of total by 2026 with the majority coming from the North America, Western Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions. 5G FWA subscription is also expected to see significant growth with a Compound Annual…

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