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U.S. 5G Consumer Fixed Wireless Access Forecast, 2018–2022

U.S. 5G Consumer Fixed Wireless Access Forecast, 2018–2022

This IDC study discusses the forecast for the U.S. market for 5G fixed wireless access consumer subscriptions for the 2018–2022."FWA will be the first interaction many consumers will have with the 5G ecosystem, after hearing about the technology for the past few years," says Jason Leigh, senior research analyst, Mobility. "Though it is a niche use case, early performance of 5G FWA launches and the associated consumer experience is key to laying the foundation for 5G to match the hype of being an evolutionary technological advancement."

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Provide Transparency Around 5G FWA Availability and Deployment Timelines
Quickly Bring to Market Ancillary Services Enabled by 5G FWA
Develop a Multiband 5G Strategy to Go Where Fiber Can't
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Increasingly Complex Home Network Environment
5G Signal Coverage and Spectrum Availability
Lack of Differentiation from Fixed Broadband Options
Significant Market Developments
Mobile Operator 5G FWA Deployment Plans
5G-Related Spectrum Auction Calendar
Small Cell Deployment Regulatory Relief
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
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