Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) as a technology is not new. It is well established as a means of providing internet access to homes using wireless mobile network technology rather than fixed lines, and can offer a hugely cost effective alternative to fibre across many rural and hard to reach areas. In the past however, its weakness has been performance – it has not been able to match the speed or latency offered by fixed line broadband connections. As we enter the 5G era however, this is changing. FWA now has the potential to deliver ultra-high-speed or even gigabit-speed broadband in areas where fibre is not available. Despite this however, take up of FWA services across Europe still remains relatively low.
This interactive webinar will discuss the reasons for this and the obstacles that have held back the rollout of FWA in Europe to date. It will explore the potential that FWA can play as part of national broadband plans that are being developed across Member States, and to help to contribute to EU connectivity targets in both the short term and longer term. And finally, with unprecedented levels of public funding currently available to boost connectivity through the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) and other instruments, it will look at how FWA fits within the context of this, and at what member states and industry can do to take advantage of the subsidies and support that is available.Posted by ETNO