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The growth in demand for fixed broadband connectivity is creating a sizable market opportunity for fixed wireless access (FWA) among underserved populations and in more developed markets that could drive take-up beyond current expectations.


  • Ovum's calculations suggest the worldwide addressable market could grow to over 470 million households.
  • 5G FWA will take fixed wireless to the next level, boosting speeds closer to 1Gbps and potentially expanding competition between FWA and fiber.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the size of a growing addressable market for fixed-wireless broadband and considers who is best placed to benefit.
  • Discusses how 5G will impact the market for FWA and what additional capabilities it will provide.

Key questions answered

  • How big will the addressable market for FWA become and where are the opportunities?
  • How are large and smaller network equipment vendors addressing this market in terms of products and strategies?

Table of contents


  • Key findings
  • Recommendations for service providers
  • Recommendations for governments and regulators

FWA market opportunity

  • Market size for FWA
  • LTE is the dominant technology
  • FWA evolution and the expanding equipment market

Vendor overview

  • Vendors' strategies for FWA are varied
  • Other FWA providers


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author