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FTTH plus 5G FWA could remove the need for copper wires in the access network for the first time. However, efficient customer onboarding is essential to any broadband business case and 5G FWA complicates the self-installation process.


  • Detailed research report highlighting the recent trends behind 5G FWA and the impact it has on the home gateway from a broadband service provider point of view.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the demand for 5G home gateways.
  • Asses the implications for broadband service providers switching from DSL-based to 5G FWA gateways.

Key questions answered

  • What is the size of the 5G FWA opportunity?
  • What are the key issues that need to be considered when deploying 5G FWA CPE?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Market outlook: the changing role of FWA

  • A continued push for gigabit speeds will drive next-gen access
  • Fiber (unfortunately) is not for everyone
  • Three traditional FWA scenarios

Market dynamics: balancing QoE and efficiency

  • 5G has the potential to simplify the broadband access picture
  • Self-install 5G CPE will be critical to long-term success
  • 5G could spell the death of the hybrid router


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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