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In late 2020, GSA established the 4G-5G FWA Forum in recognition of the important role 3GPP-based 4G-5G FWA technologies play to offer a fast, economically attractive and future proof alternative to deploying broadband services, in particular for rural and less densely populated areas. As of February 2022, there were over 40 GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum members covering majority of the infrastructure, chipset, module and CPE value chain for FWA.

One of the main deliverables has been a 4G-5G FWA Ecosystem Catalogue, which is now in its fifth iteration and promotes a wide range of FWA devices, chipsets and modules. The Forum has also delivered a CPE Survey report to help the industry better estimate the real market size of the 4G-5G FWA market.

In addition, two plenary events featuring a wealth of speakers from mobile operators, regulatory bodies and the equipment supply industry all discussing and debating a wide range of key FWA industry topics were organized in 2021. Further activities to promote 4G-5G FWA adoption for the benefit of citizens and businesses worldwide are expected over the course of 2022. Stay tuned.


Participation to the GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum is open to all companies involved in the 4G-5G FWA Ecosystem.


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GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum Objectives:

- To promote the 4G-5G FWA industry and suppliers

- To track and report on 4G-5G FWA deployments
- To promote 4G-5G FWA CPE products and features
- Set up working groups to deliver on the objectives
- Expand 4G-5G FWA Ecosystem Globally
- Increase 4G-5G FWA Deployments

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Latest Reports

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FWA-Forum Plenary May 2022

FWA Forum plenary N°3 slide-deck

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4G-5G FWA Forum Device Catalogue version 5.1

The Fixed Wireless Access Device Ecosystem Directory contains an overview of the growing number of companies involved in the 3GPP Fixed Wireless Access Device Ecosystem.

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GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum Device Ecosystem Catalogue – February 2022

The Fixed Wireless Access Device Ecosystem Directory contains an overview of the growing number of companies involved in the 3GPP Fixed Wireless Access Device Ecosystem.

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FWA Forum input to EC Public State Aid Guidelines consultation

The GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum welcomes the European Commission´s proposed draft update to the Broadband State Aid Guidelines (BBGL) including FWA as an additional technology to close the digital divide in Europe.

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The 5G FWA Opportunity – GSMAi report

5G fixed wireless access (FWA) is now a commercial reality in developed and developing countries around the world. 

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NTS Statistics January 2022 – GAMBoD database update

These slides are a summary of data in the GSA GAMBoD database, a resource that is available to all GSA Members and Associates who are registered on the GSA web site.

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FWA Market December 2021 – Global Update

As technology has improved, operators have been turning to mobile networks to deliver residential and business broadband services.

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GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum Device Ecosystem Catalogue – October 2021

The Fixed Wireless Access Device Ecosystem Directory contains an overview of the growing number of companies involved in the 3GPP Fixed Wireless Access Device Ecosystem.

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FWA Ecosystem Catalogue

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GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum Device Ecosystem Catalogue – February 2022

The GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum Device Ecosystem Catalogue contains an overview of the growing number of companies involved in the 3GPP Fixed Wireless Access Device Ecosystem.
Companies are grouped according to where they sit in the ecosystem (ie. Chipset Suppliers, Module Suppliers or Device Suppliers)

For each company a single page overview of who they are and where further information can be obtained is provided.
A simple overview of all Fixed Wireless Related products being marketed at the time of issue by each company is also included.

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GSA 4G -5G FWA Forum’s Contribution to EC State Aid Guidelines Consultation

Representing the 4G-5G FWA industry voice, the GSA FWA Forum naturally participated to the public consultation about European Commission´s (EC) proposed update to the EU´s Broadband State Aid Guidelines (BBGL).

The Forum supports the inclusion of FWA as an additional technology to close the digital divide in Europe. FWA offers a fast, economically attractive and future proof alternative to deploying broadband services, in particular for rural and less densely populated areas where there is a connectivity gap and fiber deployment costs are high.

The full contribution of the 4G-5G FWA Forum can be consulted on our website.

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GSA 4G -5G FWA Forum’s FWA CPE Market Survey

Results from the first GSA 4G/5G FWA Forum device ecosystem survey show strong momentum for the 3GPP-based FWA market.

4G/5G FWA CPE shipments of the 25 participating Forum members in 2020 amounted to 22.9 million units, growing 18% compared to 2019. For 2021 the annual growth rate is expected to accelerate to 31.4%
Cumulative 4G/5G FWA CPE shipments for the responding Forum members in 2019–2021 add to 72.4 million units. This figure reaches 108.2 million including battery-operated hotspots.

Device shipments in 2020 were predominantly on 4G/LTE, with about 5% of devices having 4G/LTE and 5G capabilities
CPE vendors highlight ‘work/study from home’ as the most relevant market trend for 2020 and 2021, showing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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FWA Forum Plenaries

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Previous FWA Forum Plenaries

The GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum Plenaries are designed to bring together regulators, operators, vendors and industry analysts to identify and share best practices around fixed wireless access with the mission of nurturing the FWA ecosystem globally and encouraging 4G-5G FWA deployments.
In 2021, we held two events for which video replays are available at

Plenary of 10th May 2022 -

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Plenary of 27th Oct 2021 -

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Plenary of 31st March 2021 -

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GSA 4G/5G FWA Forum Membership


The GSA 4G-5G FWA Forum brings together leading chipset, module, and terminal vendors – as well as other telecommunications industry representatives, who wish to promote 4G and 5G FWA technology, products and services – to report on progress of FWA deployments, identify use cases and encourage global adoption.

For companies interested to join us, please fill in the form to the right and we will get in touch shortly with you to introduce what we do in more details and share our Terms of Reference.