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Author: Dan Grossman
Publication Date: 2月 22 2021
Pages: 18
Report Type: Report, Word



Competitive Strategies for North American Fiber and Fixed Wireless Access Operators

Report Summary:

5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) brings competition to local markets that have had none, adds new competitors to competitive markets, and reaches locations that previously were unserved or underserved. What are the respective strengths and weaknesses of fixed wireless and wireline operators - most notably in North America - as they come into direct competition for residential and small business broadband customers?

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary. 4
2. Introduction. 4
3. Comparing Technologies. 5
3.1 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). 5
3.2 FTTx. 7
4. Operator Competitive Positioning Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
(SWOT). 8
4.1 Primarily Wireless Operators. 8
4.1.1 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). 8
4.1.2 Wireless ISPs (WISPs). 10
4.2 Primarily Wireline Operators. 11
4.2.1 Tier-1 and Tier-2 Incumbent Fixed Telcos. 11
4.2.2 Tier-3 Incumbent Fixed Telcos, Electric Co-Ops. 12
4.2.3 Cable Operators. 13
4.2.4 Municipal Governments. 14
5. Recommendations for Operators. 15
5.1 All incumbents should prepare for competitive threats. 15
5.2 FTTx operators should engage customer perception. 16
5.3 Fixed/mobile wireless operators should promote value. 165.4 Incumbent telcos should build FTTx as soon as possible. 16
5.5 Cable operators should hasten plant upgrades. 17
5.6 Unserved/Underserved communities should take their fate into their own hands. 17
6. Analyst Contacts. 18
6.1 Other Contacts: 18

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