Mavenir intros Fixed Wireless Access solution

Mavenir announced the availability of its Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solution for global telecom operators.
Mavenir @ MWCMavenir’s FWA solution, which is already deployed by select regional telecoms, is a combination of Open Virtualized RAN, Converged Packet Core and OpenBeam portfolio of radio units. This offering provides a competitive solution in a low-footprint deployment that leverages public and private cloud infrastructure.

Mavenir’s FWA solution delivers high throughput, differentiated QoS control, geo-restriction, home-zoning, differentiated charging, advanced power savings, and many more features.

“Fixed Wireless Access using LTE or 5G radio formats provides much more stable performance than the 802.11-based links that are popular today. In my testing, a CBRS-based LTE link has only 0.1 percent packet loss compared with 8.5 percent for an 802.11-based FWA link,” said Mobile Experts’ Joe Madden, Chief Analyst.

“Today’s work-from-home environment requires a very stable, reliable link for video conferencing. For that reason, our forecasting anticipates a strong trend toward 3GPP technology in FWA, and Open RAN solutions will be popular due to their low cost.”

Mavenir’s FWA solution supports 4G, 5G NSA (non-standalone) and 5G SA deployments, supporting massive MIMO radio technology and 5G millimeter wave frequency bands to enable gigabit downlink speeds to multiple users in the same coverage area. This positions 5G FWA as a competitive alternative.

Mavenir delivers FWA solution on converged infrastructure to provide a lean solution with maximum downlink throughput. Operators can deploy FWA solution on any cloud, accelerating time to market and reducing Capex and Opex.

“5G and Open RAN transform the Fixed Wireless Access space to make it easier and more feasible to connect the unconnected and foster much needed competition,” said BG Kumar, President of Access Networks and Platforms, Mavenir.

For rural areas, FWA provides higher downlink speeds than DSL and lower packet latency than most satellite internet service providers.

360 Communications, RINA Wireless, Triangle Communications, in the United States as well as Quickline in the United Kingdom, have deployed Mavenir’s FWA solution.

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