Fixed wireless offers an attractive alternative to DSL and fiber connectivity. Here are a few of the benefits for both customers and carriers.
Whether it’s the impending arrival of 5G, the expansion of IoT, the availability of fiber, or the growing significance of Wi-Fi connectivity, there’s a lot to be excited about in wireless. And, if those aren’t enough, you can now add fixed wireless to that list.
Providing broadband internet access through radio waves, fixed wireless eliminates the need for phone or cable lines. While fixed wireless isn’t new, it’s becoming more common thanks to some unique benefits it offers in contrast to DSL and fiber.
Where is fixed wireless seeing the most growth? Away from the big city. With the ability to provide rural consumers with a stronger home connection, fixed wireless is ideal as a featured option for small, regional carriers. Fixed wireless consumers experience fewer latency issues and faster speeds that aren’t affected by poor weather conditions. Plus, fixed wireless requires less energy versus other connections, an added benefit for environmentally-conscious customers.
In addition to being a great option for providers to offer customers, fixed wireless diminishes equipment and labor costs by reducing the requirement of fixed-line infrastructure. Erecting wireless towers or digging to install cable may no longer be necessary to create a connection.
With so many changes happening in the wireless industry, it’s important for providers to keep options like fixed wireless on their radar. From reducing upfront infrastructure costs to providing consumers in rural locales with greater internet stability, fixed wireless offers a welcome substitute to traditional options.
To read about more wireless industry trends, check out our blog on IoT innovation: what’s here and what’s next?