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Case study: Verizon’s 5G mmWave fixed–wireless deployment and commercial service launch

Stephen Wilson Principal Analyst, Research
Rémy Pascal Senior Analyst, Research

"Verizon's choice to deploy mmWave fixed–wireless reflects both the relatively high FTTH roll-out costs and the comparatively lower mmWave roll-out costs."

Due to low competitive intensity and generally high prices, the US fixed broadband market presents opportunities for Verizon to expand its coverage footprint. To address these opportunities, Verizon and partners have collaborated to deploy 5G fixed–wireless access (FWA) using mmWave spectrum.

This case study provides:

  • an introduction to the US fixed broadband market environment and Verizon’s position in it
  • an overview of the motivation behind Verizon’s mmWave fixed–wireless access deployment
  • implementation details of Verizon’s mmWave fixed–wireless access deployment
  • a presentation of the mmWave fixed–wireless access commercial offer.

A comment associated with Verizon's 5G mmWave fixed–wireless access deployment can be found here.