5G Fixed Wireless Access Market Overview
The next era of wireless technology 5G is expected to open new opportunities to life altering innovations. It shall allow new innovations to flourish and dramatically change the day-to-day lives of consumers. Major telecom giants are spending billions on upgradation of current network infrastructure and focused on implementation of new technologies in order to prepare for the next era of 5G fixed wireless access.
Transition towards 5G is gaining traction across the globe. This transition is majorly fueled by key steps being taken by the respective governments in the countries.
Major countries focused on implementation and integration of 5G fixed wireless access include U.S., China, South Korea, Australia, India, and United Kingdom. In India, all industry stakeholders are actively involved in anattempt to commercially launch 5G at the earliest and telecom regulatory authority is simultaneously working on the spectrum plan for 5G focusing on global standardization.
Increasing adoption of advanced technologies such asInternet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) coupled with growing use of millimeter-wave technology for 5G fixed wireless access is expected to drive the market growth. According to the European Commission, 5G standards are one of the five priority areas under the Digitizing European Industry initiative.
5G happens to be a key asset for European competitiveness, sustainability and a major enabler for implementation of future digital services.
What are the Key Trends Impacting Growth of the 5G Fixed Wireless Access Market?
5G runs on the same radio frequencies that are presently being used by consumers for the smartphones, satellite communications and Wi-Fi networks, but it empowers technology to go a lot further. Companies like Qualcomm and Ericsson happen to be at the forefront forimplementing emerging technologies such as 5G, IoT, edge computing and cloud network infrastructure.
5G fixed wireless access happens to be a lower cost wireless alternative for enhanced connectivity in comparison with the high costs of fiber deployment for broadband connectivity. One of the major trends driving the growth of 5G Fixed Wireless Accessmarket is the surge in demand high speed internet connectivity and need for broader internet coverage.
5G networks are expected to not only enable telecom companies to meet user demand for high speed data network, but also support high resolution video content along with AR/VR, while allowing telecom companies to counter the threat of OTT players who are greatly impacting telco revenues negatively in the past decade.
The increasing demand for higher speed internet across different age groups is anticipated to boost the market growth for 5G fixed wireless access across the globe.Moreover, growing adoption of connected devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and smart devices, across several residential and commercial applicationsis anticipated to further drive the demand for 5G fixed wireless access solutions.
What are the Key Challenges that may Restrain Growth of the 5G Fixed Wireless Access Market?
Higher infrastructure related costs is one of the major factors responsible for hampering the market growth. Increased investments is a necessity to upgrade existing networks to deploy 5G. 5G infrastructures are expected to change the existing communication methods.
This involves replacement of existing components or installation of new ones such as gateways, access networks, and switches, among others,thus resulting in high capital requirements. Hence, along with high costs of infrastructures and the adverse impact of 5G technology on the environment are anticipated to hamper the growth of the 5G fixed wireless access market.
Key players such as
- Samsung Electronics
- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
- Ericsson, Mimosa Network, Inc.
- Siklu Communication
- Verizon Communications Inc.
- Orange S.A.
- AT&T (US)
- TELUS Corporation
- Telefonica S.A.
- D-Link Corporation
- Netgear, ZTE Corporation
- Sunrise Communications AG,
are actively involved in offering 5G fixed wireless accessfor different applications.
What strategies are the Key Players adopting for Increasing their Market Share in the 5G Fixed Wireless Access Market?
The 5G fixed wireless accessproviders are carrying out different expansion and innovation strategies for increasing their market share in the global 5G fixed wireless accessmarket. Key players are entering into partnerships with other major players to expand their geographic presence in order to meet the increasing demand for 5G fixed wireless access.
- In February 2021, Bharti Airtel, one of the major communications solutions providers in India, entered into a collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. in order to accelerate the launch of 5G in India. The collaboration is aimed at allowing a faster rollout of broadband services in a prompt and cost efficient manner across India. Airtel 5G solutions including fixed wireless access services are anticipated to deliver higher internet speeds wirelessly to their customers.
- Whereas, In October 2020, Jio Platforms Ltd entered into a partnership agreement with Qualcomm to develop local 5G network infrastructure and services in India. Qualcomm is enabling Jio Platforms to build an in-house 5G solution which is expected be rolled out by the end of 2021.
Along with collaborations and partnerships, major companies operating in the market are also focused on innovations and implementations of new applications in order to offer advanced solutions and services to the end users.
- For instance, In February 2020, Huawei announced the launch ofLampSite EE, an enterprise edition of 5G LampSitefor different industry verticals. The advanced enterprise edition is primarily custom-madeto caterdifferent industry applications including smart hospitals, smart manufacturing, smart warehouses, and smart transportation. It is anticipated to aid enterprises in accelerating smart developments with the help of solutions and services powered by the 5G technology offered by the company. It shall also help enterprises in increasing production and managing efficiency while ultimately reducing deployment costs.
What are the Key Opportunities for 5G Fixed Wireless Access Manufacturers?
Increasing adoption of 5G networks across different business segments is expected to act as an opportunity for the growth of the 5G fixed wireless access market. The 5G fixed wireless access network provides data transmissions at high rate,lower latency, and consistent connectivity, which are beneficial for differentindustry verticals.
For instance, in autonomous vehicles, the lower latency of 5G networks is critical for the implementation of safety systems while ensuring real-time vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communication.
Fixed wireless access technology is improving dramatically, while enabling much better performance and capabilities to match with wired communication. Some of the emerging technologies are leveraging development work LTE and 5G. Other spectrum bands also are emerging for fixed wireless access technology use, including TV white spaces and the citizens band radio service band among others.
Fixed wireless access deployments shall help in expanding and optimizing their networks across urban and densely populated areas. Whereas, in smart city applications, fixed wireless access can be useful in managing various applications such as smart parking, security surveillance, and traffic management among others.
India, Israel and the United States have started collaborating with each other in next-generation technologies and other developmental areas. The next-gen technologies shall includedeployment of secure 5G communication networks. Therefore, the 5G fixed wireless access network plays avital role in meeting different requirements of applications across several industry verticals.
Why is the China a Big Market for 5G Fixed Wireless Access? Is China running away with the 5G game?
By the end of 2021, China is expected to launchan estimated 690,000 5G base stations that provide 5G signals to consumers across the country. China has already entered into the third stage of 5G testing while opening up new possibilities for transforming applications.
The market potential of 5Gfixed wireless access technology is anticipated to provide telecom operators a competitive edge over the growing challenges from the OTT players in the market.
Furthermore, taking a prominent role in the development of 5G technologies will allow China to gain a bigger share of the intellectual property behind the universal 5G standards, thus increasing its influence across the global. Likewise, the Chinese companies are anticipated to gain an added advantage on an international level in newer applications of the IoT and autonomous driving.
Chinese OEMs have started working with telecom operators to show ultra-high definition video transmission in real-time with a throughput of more than 800 Mbps as well as concluding the trial of the first ultra-high definition IPTV over 5G fixed wireless access in the world.
What is the Repercussion of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Growth of the 5G Fixed Wireless Access Market?
The COVID-19 pandemic has validated the necessity for fast, reliable and high speed connectivity. Due to the pandemic, there has been a growth in the remote working, virtual learning, online healthcare consultation, and online personal communication among others. Owing to this, there has been a sudden rise in the demand for high speed connectivity across domestic, commercial, and government applications.
Trends such as social distancing, work-from-home, and online education are primarily responsible for driving the growth of the 5G fixed wireless access market during this pandemic.
Even though the pandemic has resulted into a slowing down of global businesses and efforts being done in the global wireless industry in order to formulate different standards, the technology is proving to be beneficial in the fight against the impact of the COVID-19 acrossthe globe.
Key Segments of 5G Fixed Wireless Access Market Covered in the Report
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Based on the region:
- North America
- Latin America
- South Asia& Pacific
- East Asia
- Middle East & Africa