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MNOs’ ability to use 5G FWA to gain fixed broadband share in the Gulf will depend on the market context

03 August 2021 | Research

Karim Yaici

Article | PDF (3 pages) | Fixed Broadband Services| The Middle East and Africa

"The high availability of 5G FWA and the wide range of deployment models emphasise the important role that 5G is playing in the fixed broadband strategy of most operators in the Gulf region."


Gulf-based operators have been some of the first in the world to introduce 5G fixed-wireless access (FWA) services. Their position in the fixed broadband market and their ambition to capitalise on the revenue growth potential of 5G FWA have influenced their deployment strategies. In this article, we analyse the 5G FWA deployment models that have emerged in the region and assess the opportunities and challenges for operators that are aiming to develop a profitable business strategy.


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