This report provides answers to the following questions:

  • What is FWA (fixed wireless access) and what level of service does it currently offer?
  • What will the advent of 5G change for fixed wireless access?
  • When will 5G FWA solutions become available?
  • Why deploy 5G FWA?
  • What are the key variables in 5G FWA rollouts?

The report also provides estimates of the 5G FWA market’s potential up to 2024, both worldwide and for the following regions:

  • North America
  • Central and South America
  • Europe
  • Africa and the Middle East
  • Asia-Pacific

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary

2. 5G: a new era for FWA?
2.1 What are the key issues and challenges surrounding FWA today?
2.2. What new features will 5G bring to FWA?
2.3. What 5G FWA initiatives are underway today?

3. Enablers and impediments to FWA rollouts
3.1. Operators’ 5G FWA rollouts: issues and challenges
3.2. How does 5G FWA compare to other technologies?

4. 5G FWA markets in 2024
4.1. North America
4.2. South America and Central America
4.3. Europe
4.4. The Middle East and Africa
4.5. Asia-Pacific

5. Conclusions: Can 5G FWA rival FTTH?

6. Annex: Methodology used to evaluate the FWA market

Geographic area

Asia-Pacific Europe Latin America Middle East & Africa North America World


  • Adtran
  • AT&T
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Comsol
  • Elisa
  • Ericsson
  • Etisalat
  • Huawei
  • Intracom Telecom
  • Netcom
  • Nokia
  • O2
  • Optus
  • Orange
  • Samsung
  • Sunrise
  • Turkcell
  • Verizon
  • Vodacom

Other details

  • Reference: M19550MRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: French, English
  • Tags: 5G, fixed wireless access, FTTH, FWA

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