5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is an advanced broadband solution utilizing 5G cellular network technology to deliver high-speed internet to homes and businesses.

5G FWA operates wirelessly between a cellular base station and a receiver at the user's location, converting the 5G signal into Wi-Fi or LAN for internal use. This technology is especially beneficial for providing fast internet in areas where laying cables is impractical or expensive, like rural or underserved regions.


Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)

Advantages of 5G FWA

The main advantage of 5G FWA lies in its ability to offer high broadband speeds comparable to wired connections but with lower deployment costs and quicker implementation. It represents a significant leap in bridging the digital divide, especially in less accessible areas.

Challenges in Planning a 5G FWA Network

  • Coverage and Signal Penetration: 5G's higher frequencies mean faster speeds but reduced coverage and weaker building penetration.
  • Infrastructure Demands: Establishing a 5G FWA network requires a dense array of small cells or base stations for adequate coverage, leading to higher costs and longer setup times.
  • Line of Sight Constraints: Effective 5G FWA sometimes necessitates a clear line of sight between the base station and the receiver, a challenge in urban settings with high-rise buildings.
  • Risk of Network Congestion: Sharing infrastructure with mobile 5G services means there's a potential for network congestion, especially in densely populated areas.

Planning 5G FWA networks with Atoll

Atoll supports planning and optimisation of 5G FWA networks. It offers advanced features for radio network design, enabling precise modeling of 5G networks. Atoll facilitates the optimization of base station placement and antenna configuration, addressing coverage and line-of-sight issues. Additionally, Atoll's tools for traffic modeling and capacity planning aid in managing network congestion.


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