About the Report
Fixed wireless access (FWA) or radio-based broadband internet connectivity is an important networking technology, enabling gigabit capable and IOT services, that has developed rapidly over recent years.
This report examines a number of recent developments, with focus on the UK market. Whilst our assessment is not exhaustive, our objective has been to provide a clear, definitive, authoritative, and up-to-date view on the state of the FWA industry, including review of leading edge networking products, assessment of feasible and realistic commercial models, and critical analysis of investment cases. Throughout, our assessment is balanced and objective.
We aim to present only the facts, and have no regard for industry sales messages. As the question over comparison between FWA and FTTX networks often arises, we also provide some commentary as to how these technologies compare. Our views are based on dialogue with industry stakeholders and our own experiences in the market, covering both technical network designs and financial assessment. Focus is placed firmly on commercial reality and practical deployments for the near term, rather than R&D, long term forecasts, and hypothetical situations.
The report is likely to be of interest to investors, operators, equipment vendors, policy makers, and regulators, with interests in commercial funding deals, interventions and gap funding, and radio spectrum management.