Global Fixed Wireless and Hybrid Access Market Report 2018: The Potential Contribution of Reliable Fixed Wireless and Hybrid Access

2/1/2018, 12:26 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Dublin, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Fixed Wireless and Hybrid Access: The Alternative Approach to Broadband?" report has been added to's offering.

This report examines the potential contribution of reliable fixed wireless and hybrid access. As an established technology, it today principally promises proper performance in well-defined but not market-wide conditions. Broadly speaking, the more remote the user community, the more promising this niche-centric technology. In particular, the opportunities for creating and sustaining an affordable and profitable scenario for both end users and operators in circumstances where there is no broadband are examined.

The report also describes the value of hybrid access as a weapon in the ongoing competition with other operators. In examining several initiatives, special attention is paid to the role of regulation in making such outreach attractive and feasible.

The issue of access is one of spectrum, the report observes, crucial in ensuring its potential.

After reviewing the characteristics of rollouts in six European states, alongside the Americas and East Asia, and mentioning some 50 key players, the report concludes that the hybrid network is indeed a mid-term alternative to extend copper-line lifetimes and fight competition from cable operators.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Are fixed LTE networks overpromising, or succeeding?
2.1. LTE: a full-featured and ecosystem-backed technology
2.1.1. Fixed wireless is not new
2.1.2. LTE is an undeniably solid technology
2.2. Spectrum availability: a key issue
2.2.1. Frequency bands: Coverage or capacity and throughput?
2.2.2. Which frequency bands for fixed wireless networks?
2.3. LTE as a fixed broadband technology

3. Are hybrid networks too good to be true?
3.1. Fixed wireless networks do have their limitations
3.1.1. Fixed wireless is no longer an ISP exclusive
3.1.2. Fluctuating performance
3.2. A new wave of hybrid offers
3.3. What is LTE and DSL bonding?
3.3.1. Two different technical approaches: Layer 2 or 3 approaches
3.3.2. MPTCP, the future of bonding?
3.3.3. LTE in the unlicensed band(s): What is different?
3.4. Key issues
3.4.1. Form factor and deployment options
3.4.2. Is the ecosystem ready for this?
3.4.3. Where is the technology heading?
3.5. Drivers for fixed/mobile hybrid offers
3.5.1. Bonding legacy broadband and LTE
3.5.2. Bonding VDSL with LTE
3.6. Hybrid offers in the market

4. Is 5G the game changer for broadband access?
4.1. Increased throughputs and options for flexible deployment
4.2. Higher frequency bands means more limited coverage and less reach
4.3. Greater pressure on the backhaul

5. Perspectives
5.1.1. Rural areas: a potential alternative to costly fibre deployment
5.1.2. Suburban areas: Competition as the main driver for 5G FWA local deployment
5.1.3. Urban areas: 5G FWA is a short-term option, but for mobile users a priority
5.1.4. What is the place for hybrid solutions?

Companies Mentioned

  • A1
  • Askey
  • AT&T
  • BnetzA
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • BT
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • European Commission
  • Google
  • HTC
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • Intel/Ericsson
  • Lantiq
  • Liberty Global
  • Mitsubishi
  • Netgem
  • Orange
  • Proximus
  • Sagemcom
  • SoftBank
  • Sony
  • Telstra
  • Tessares
  • T-Mobile
  • T-Mobile Austria
  • Ukko
  • Ukko Mobile
  • Verizon
  • VIAG Interkom
  • Vimpelcom
  • Vodafone
  • Xilan

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