Fixed Wireless Access Becomes a Key Strategy for Operators in 2022

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By Kangrui Ling | 2Q 2022 | IN-6522


5G Drives Uptick in Adoption of FWA in North America


Verizon recently announced the availability of Cradlepoint’s W1850 Series 5G Wideband Adapter for deployment on Verizon’s mmWave and C-Band network in March this year. This follows after an early January announcement of Cradlepoint having deployed a cumulative total of a million routers on Verizon’s network. In similar news, T-Mobile has engaged two Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), Ultra Mobile and Earthlink, to provide Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services utilizing T-Mobile’s unused mobile network capacity. Some of these developments are early indicators of Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) making a big push towards FWA as a core part of their 5G strategy as 5G adoption increases.

Covid-19 and mmWave Further Drive the FWA Narrative


FWA is not a new concept and has been commercially deployed over the past few decades, however, the limitations of previous cellular generation technologies in providing performance connections due to lower bandwidth and latency capabilities have l…

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