U.S. Fixed Wireless Access Services Forecast, 2023–2027

U.S. Fixed Wireless Access Services Forecast, 2023–2027

This IDC study examines the U.S. market for fixed wireless access (FWA) services across consumers and business customers in both legacy 4G and emerging 5G forms."For businesses, FWA is fueling 'wireless first' connectivity ambitions through a combination of broader availability than most wired providers, flexible deployment options, and the ability to utilize a cost-effective single provider for broadband across the United States," says Jason Leigh, research manager, Mobility and 5G research at IDC. "While the need to manage FWA's impact on the mobile subscriber's network experience is resulting in a more deliberate expansion of availability than some would prefer, the appetite for high-performing reliable broadband is near universal and FWA provides a cost-effective competitive alternative to wired connectivity."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Deploy Creative Educational Approaches to Counter the Gigabit Narrative
Provide Greater Transparency on FWA Availability
Prepare for Differentiation Beyond Price
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Urgency to Demonstrate 5G Investment Resulting in Revenue
Increased Competition in Single-Provider Broadband Markets
Resurrection of a Single Connectivity Bill
Marketing Hype Combined with Eligibility Verification for FWA Creates Missed Sales Opportunities
Expectation Gap for FWA Over the Perceived Broadband Gigabit Gold Standard
Significant Market Developments
Midband Spectrum Defines the FWA Story
LTE FWA Sees New Life
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
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