Executive Editor, FierceWireless
Some operators are banking on 5G FWA being able to provide fast mobile broadband services to consumers and compete with many fixed line incumbents (i.e. cable companies). But FWA isn’t easy to deploy. Operators must backhaul traffic (typically using fiber) and deploying the service often requires a truck roll, unless they can deliver a self-install option. Plus, they have to have customer premises equipment that is affordable. Is 5G FWA a viable competitor to existing fixed line broadband options?