5/25/2016, Ovum, said "fixed wireless broadband" (fixed wireless broadband) is one of the telecom service development is not mature. This often with obsolete or proprietary solutions failed to win the support of large network equipment provider, the equipment provider focused on more to promote the standardization of the cellular mobile technology in the world and scale. But now the industry to fixed wireless renewed interest.
WiMAX has become a fixed wireless solutions
First of all, LTE enhancement is endowed with mobile operators began to provide opportunities for family broadband services.
Ovum telecoms and media chief research officer Mark Newman said, looking to the future, the speed of 5 g technology provides, technical features and its operation using spectrum, mean 5 g will be suitable for indoor application.
At the same time, the world is focused on the areas that haven't realize network connection provides network services - these areas including the developed markets in rural areas, as well as the whole developing markets, in these areas, connected to the home and office fixed broadband service is still very limited.
Ovum, said fixed broadband technology gradually divided into two categories: specially used to connect to the fixed places (buildings) proprietary solutions, as well as for service of a family or a workplace standardization cellular technology. WiMAX was designed as a mobile technology, but now it has become a fixed wireless solutions.
Ken was the world's largest WiMAX operators, in the peak in January 2012, the WiMAX users reached 11 million. But a year ago, Sprint (bought in 2013 Ken) inform its users, it plans to close the WiMAX network. The WiMAX network was shut down, and the user is at the end of 2015 migrated to the LTE network.
Like many new wireless technology, WiMAX never bring users many of its supporters promise speed. Independent tests have shown that most of the families receive data transmission speed in the range of 1-3 megabits per second. In the end, the LTE as supported by all the leading manufacturers of mobile world standard appeared - LTE is a commitment to improving the speed of migration path, and is one
Competitive market, this led to Ken WiMAX the demise of the network. But WiMAX in many emerging markets live longer, these markets are little or no competition from fixed broadband (LTE). Ovum world broadband information services report tracked 75 operators based on WiMAX offers home broadband service. However, only 5.4 million users connected to the network at the end of 2015, most users are migrated to the td-scdma LTE technology.
Although fixed broadband wireless carriers are looking for the deployment of LTE (that technology is now on a global scale is already connected more than 1 billion cell phone users), the existing mobile operators have such a kind of potential, that is through new solutions from technology vendors based on LTE has extended to the fixed broadband market. On this year's MWC, huawei shows what has been called "WTTx" a solution, the scheme adopts the MIMO technology and carrier aggregation technology to provide home broadband services. According to huawei, the 4.5 G technology can provide the speed of up to 1 GBPS.
Like WTTx technology, provides the mobile operators without construction under the premise of fixed network broadband market opportunity to households and small and medium-sized enterprises (smes). Huawei argues that the solution for the local loop (local loop unbundling) and DSL deployment (a kind of by many of the world only mobile service operators for screen competition method) is an economical choice.
Is not connect emerging market potential is infinite
However, Ovum, said emerging markets is the wireless broadband area has the most significant potential. According to the estimation of the international telecommunication union, the asia-pacific region about 61% of the families still has no fixed network connection. In many emerging markets, the wireless broadband service is to provide the family the only feasible way, this is a significant slowdown in growth in recent years mobile operators has brought an interesting new opportunities.
Google and Facebook are also developing new technology to service the places where no Internet connection. So far they have been focused on the back - using the balloon to develop technology, unmanned aerial vehicles and satellite. But last month, Facebook announced wireless technology to focus on wireless access market new initiatives - Project Aries, the Project is a combination of MIMO and the point-to-point deployment, is used to extend from city center to rural broadband connection Project. In the end, Facebook will cooperate with mobile operators.
Whenever a new generation of mobile technology, there will be about as provide fixed broadband potential alternative choice. So also for 5 g, the American company Starry has announced plans to use in later this year 5 g technology deployment family broadband services. History shows that this approach and business models are seldom succeed. But according to 5 g promise transmission speed, as well as the fiber connection (and back) and homes and buildings more and more close, it is unwise to too early to conclusions.