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Fixed Wireless Acess (FWA): A fantastic alternative to home broadband


Getting broadband to your house or place of work is always a nightmare. If you own the place, then it's okay for holes to be drilled in the walls, etc. For a lot of people renting accommodation or premises, they may not have an option to get fiber or wired broadband of their choice. In addition, the ISPs have long term contracts and strict clauses that people end up paying a lot more than they though they will.

In such scenarios Fixed Wireless is a fantastic alternative to a wired alternative. While traditional fixed wireless requires an external antenna for reliable connectivity and higher throughput, many new CPEs (Customer Premises Equipments) are being built with high gain sensitive antennas. These allow them to be placed by the window in an area with reasonable reception. For poor reception areas, external antennas may still be required.
Operators are tempting end users with some fantastic packages. You can argue that the capacity is not there yet but it's just a matter of time. Three UK for example has a £35 per month package that guarantees 100 Mbps and allows unlimited data. This is very tempting for users that move frequently, especially because they can take their CPE with them and continue the contract.

Here is a tutorial we made. Slides here and video is embedded as part of playlist below.



Here are some videos that will help you understand the concept of Fixed Wireless access better.




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