Ericsson: 5G FWA is gaining momentum

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report highlights the growing strength of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) as a key 5G use case for communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide.

The report – which includes Ericsson's latest mobile industry forecasts, regional breakdowns, and customer case studies – reveals a significant increase in the number of CSPs offering FWA services over the past year.

According to the study, which sampled 310 CSPs globally, 241 now offer FWA...

Nokia sets extended range mmWave 5G speed record

Nokia has set a new record for mmWave 5G speed over an extended distance.

The vendor sustained average downlink speeds exceeding 2 Gbps using millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum and 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) over a distance of 10.86 kilometres. The achievement – which took place at the OuluZone test facility in Oulu, Finland – marks the fastest recorded download speed to date.

To accomplish this feat, Nokia utilised its 5G extended range mmWave solution along with...

FCC authorises nearly $800M from RDOF to Nextlink, Starry and others

The FCC has announced the approval of nearly $800 million from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) that will go to providers including Nextlink and Starry.

Fixed wireless access (FWA) providers are the main beneficiaries of the RDOF fund as the FCC bets on their ability to achieve rural broadband availability targets.

"We are excited to partner with the FCC to deploy gigabit connectivity to households across rural America," said Nextlink CEO Bill Baker in a...

Nokia and Safaricom trial Africa’s first 5G FWA network slicing

Nokia and Safaricom have trialled Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network slicing on a live 4G and 5G network in Africa.

Network slicing enables operators to divide their networks into multiple virtual slices that can be optimised for a specific application or service. Each slice can be given its own priority in addition to different levels of security.

The pioneering trial utilised a multi-vendor network environment and included RAN, transport, and core as well as software...