Dell’Oro Group: FWA Equipment Spend to Exceed $25B in Five Years

Dell’Oro Group, source for market information about the telecommunications, security, networks and data center industries, announced the launch of its fixed wireless access (FWA) infrastructure and CPE advanced research report (ARR). Preliminary findings suggest total FWA revenues, including RAN equipment and CPE revenue remain on track to advance 35 percent in 2022, driven largely by subscriber growth in North America.

“Fixed Wireless Access has become a key component to bridging the digital divide and connecting rural and underserved markets globally,” said Jeff Heynen, vice president and analyst with the Dell’Oro Group. “What we are also seeing is that FWA can effectively compete with existing fixed broadband technologies, especially with the advent of 5G and other higher-throughput, non-3GPP technologies,” added Heynen.

Additional highlights from the Fixed Wireless Access Infrastructure and CPE Advanced Research Report:

  • Global FWA revenues are projected to surpass $5 billion by 2026, reflecting sustained 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 60GHz options.
  • Long-term subscriber growth is expected to occur in emerging markets in Southeast Asia and the Middle East and Africa because of upgrades to existing LTE networks and a need to connect subscribers economically.
  • The satellite broadband market will be a key enabler of broadband connectivity in emerging markets, thanks to LEOS-based providers including Starlink, OneWeb and Project Kuiper.

The Dell’Oro Group Fixed Wireless Access Infrastructure and CPE Report includes 5-year market forecasts for FWA CPE and RAN infrastructure, segmented by technology, including 802.11/Other, 4G LTE, CBRS, 5G sub-6GHz, 5G mmWave, and 60GHz technologies. The report also includes regional subscriber forecasts for FWA and satellite broadband technologies, as well as Gateway forecasts for satellite broadband deployments. To purchase the report, email at