4G-5G FWA Company Directory-2: Device Ecosystem – March 2021
Updated March 2021 to version 2
The Fixed Wireless Access Device Ecosystem Directory contains an overview of the growing number of companies involved in the 3GPP Fixed Wireless Access Device Ecosystem.
Companies are grouped according to where they sit in the ecosystem (ie. Chipset Suppliers, Module Suppliers or Device Suppliers), and for each company a single page overview of who they are and where further information can be obtained is provided. A simple overview of all Fixed Wireless Related products being marketed at the time of issue by each company is also included.
As a living document published on the GSA Website the intent is to keep this updated with new companies or offerings to enable all those involved in the development (or assessment) of the ecosystem or procurement of the resulting devices to identify potential partners.
Established in late 2020, the GSA 4G-5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Forum brings together leading infrastructure, chipset, module, and device suppliers to promote 4G and 5G FWA technology, products and services – to report on progress of FWA deployments, identify use cases and encourage global adoption.
If it is true that FWA is already widely used globally, its adoption keeps growing fast with over 484 operators investing in 4G/5G FWA according to the GSA FWA report from Nov 2020. In addition, the current Covid-19 pandemic situation further illustrates the pivotal role connectivity and FWA can play as people work, study and socialize on-line. FWA can be a life changer by ensuring the availability of strong and reliable broadband connectivity wirelessly to people wherever they are, whatever they do. Connecting the unconnected was already a fundamental priority in a normal world, but, as we are seeing with the terrible pandemic situation that we are still facing, our mission to accelerate people’s access to broadband connectivity through 4G/5G FWA is only becoming more critical. This is true for developing as well as developed economies.
However one challenge for the industry in such a rapidly evolving market is to learn from each other, promote successful experiences and identify directions in technical development. By complementing the existing activities of our members, the GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum is committed to representing the natural voice of the fixed wireless ecosystem for operators and regulators globally.
The GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum’s “FWA Device Ecosystem Company Directory” is our first deliverable in our plan to facilitate interactions between the FWA ecosystem and MNOs globally. This document aims to educate the market about the variety of players of all sizes ready to help provide best of breed FWA service experience all over the world. The Forum is working on new initiatives that will keep improving the visibility of the various end user FWA devices available from our members to further promote the product information sharing between suppliers and operators. Stay tuned!
4G-5G FWA Company Directory-2
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