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GSMA Intelligence Holds 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) MasterClass

It's been nearly four years since we made a tutorial on Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). Since then a lot has changed. 5G has rolled out much more rapidly then anticipated, more of the LEO satellites are being launched and more operators are being convinced to roll out mmWave based FWA. 

At the Qualcomm 5G Summit 2022, Federico Agnoletto – senior economist, GSMA Intelligence, held a Fixed Wireless Access MasterClass. In that, he explained the key business and technical considerations that impact the cost to deploy and operate Fixed Wireless Access networks and services. The following is from the masterclass summary:

As 5G Fixed Wireless Access continues to grow and transform broadband access, this masterclass teaches operators how to maximize the return on investment for these technologies. GSMA Intelligence gives insight into the results of its detailed business analysis of Fixed Wireless Access, including comparisons with alternatives, and addressing ever-growing customer and societal broadband demands.

Economist Federico Agnoletto explains which markets could see the most growth potential with Fixed Wireless Access, and explains how 5G is making Fixed Wireless Access a globally competitive technology. Additionally, Fixed Wireless Access gives businesses the opportunity to target new fixed broadband customers in emerging markets, as well as existing broadband users who want faster speeds.

The video of the masterclass is embedded below. If you are too busy to watch it, the takeaways are shown in the picture above.

Do you or have you used mmWave based 5G FWA? If yes, what was your experience?

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