5G Fixed Wireless Broadband CPE Market will be 2 million units in 2020 and 7 Million Units in 2024
Fixed wireless broadband services based upon on LTE technology have been extensively deployed worldwide, mostly concentrating on locations with a poor fixed network infrastructure. Today, 5G technology opens up extra opportunities for the fixed wireless broadband sector.
As operators continue to roll out 5G networks, the commercial launch of 5G fixed wireless broadband services will certainly accelerate in the next couple of years. This will inevitably drive the 5G fixed wireless CPE (Consumer Premise Equipment) market. it is anticipated that shipments of 5G fixed wireless broadband CPE will hit more than 2 million units in 2020.
5G fixed wireless access (FWA) brings several benefits to both operators and customers. The implementation of 5G FWA in place of last-mile fiber connection will save time and also cost to install fiber-optic lines while offering Gigabit ability broadband access “Interestingly, except for China and a few other developed markets, fiber-to-the-home penetration is still limited to less than 20% of total households worldwide. This creates a huge opportunity for the whole 5G fixed wireless broadband market,” notes Khin Sandi Lynn, Industry Analyst at ABI Research.
After the preliminary launch in four UNITED STATE cities in 2019, Verizon is currently planning to broaden its 5G Home broadband services in locations with a 5G mobile network impact. T-Mobile is also intending to commercially roll out a 5G broadband service to home customers with its 5G network launch. Vodafone, Three UK, EE in Europe, and also Rainfall in South Africa are a few of the operators that have actually launched a 5G FWA service. Numerous company worldwide are likewise working toward the industrial launch of 5G fixed wireless services.
Chipsets and device manufacturers are likewise proactively playing their roles in the 5G FWA room. Qualcomm has announced it has actually partnered with greater than 30 OEMs to create 5G FWA CPE. At the same time, device manufacturers such as Huawei, NetComm, Nokia, as well as Samsung have already introduced 5G FWA CPE. As the 5G FWA ecosystem evolves, there will be extra commercial launches of 5G FWA solutions and CPE. The 5G FWA CPE market will increase to get 7 million units in 2024.
Depending on the deployment scenarios, 5G FWA services will certainly need various types of CPE, the selection of outdoor or indoor or Sub-6GHz or mmwave and so on. Device manufacturers should make sure to support different form aspects as well as requirements to fulfill provider needs. “5G technology offers high bandwidth and ultra-low latency to attract xDSL broadband users, however, well-designed CPE with value-added features is essential to winning the highly competitive broadband game.”