Dell 'Oro: Global Spending on Fixed Wireless Access Equipment Will Exceed $25 Billion in Next Five Years

Recently, Dell 'Oro's latest survey report stated that driven by the growth of North American users, the total fixed wireless access (FWA) revenue including RAN equipment and CPE revenue will still increase by 35% in 2022.

Fixed wireless access has become a critical component in bridging the digital divide and connecting rural and underserved markets around the world, said Jeff Heynen, vice president, and analyst, of Dell 'Oro Group. competition in fixed broadband technologies, especially with the advent of 5G and other higher throughput, non-3Gpp technologies.

Other highlights of the report:

  • Global FWA revenue is expected to exceed $5 billion by 2026, reflecting continued investment and subscriber growth in 3GPP and non-3GPP-based network deployments.
  • The North American market remains the most dynamic in terms of deployed FWA technology options, with CBRS and other sub-6Ghz options growing alongside 5G NR and 6GHz options.
  • Emerging markets such as Southeast Asia and MEA are expected to see long-term subscriber growth due to the upgrading of existing LTE networks and demand for economically connected subscribers.
  • The satellite broadband market will also be a key enabler of broadband connectivity in emerging markets, thanks to low-orbit satellite-based providers such as Starlink, OneWeb, and Project Kuiper.

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