Suggesting the solution is ideal for densely populated urban and suburban markets underserved by wired broadband access infrastructure, comms and media technologist Technicolor Connected Home has unveiled 5G Omni Outdoor CPE, a 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE).
Noting that as 5G spectrum auctions continue to take place in many countries, 5G networks are being rolled out at an unprecedented pace, Technicolor says its CPE enables telecommunication operators to deliver broadband services to their residential and enterprise customers through 5G wireless connectivity and attain the benefits of the newly-available capacity in the C-band (around 3.5GHz). Deployed outdoors, Technicolor 5G OMNI CPE terminates the 5G connection and delivers the broadband service into the home through any indoor residential router such as Technicolor Gazelle Ethernet products.
“At Technicolor Connected Home, we are leveraging our experience in deploying over 2 million units of LTE-enabled CPEs, to offer an innovative 5G FWA solution that can reduce subscriber acquisition costs while meeting the burgeoning demand for reliable broadband access generated by the work-at-home paradigm,” advised Girish Naganathan, SVP, Broadband Product Unit.
Technicolor’s 5G Omni Outdoor CPE is designed to work in densely populated environments and can cope with signal interference and reflection. According to Technicolor, it is an ideal solution for urban and suburban locations, where most of the world’s population resides. The solution has garnered significant interest from operators looking to replace existing DSL installations in places where fibre may not be planned soon. With Technicolor’s 5G Omni Outdoor CPE, operators can offer premium 5G speeds to their customers and gradually decommission their copper network.
“The 5G Omni Outdoor CPE is the foundation of Technicolor Connected Home’s new 5G FWA complete product line,” said Naganathan. “You will see us rolling out a complete range of outdoor and indoor CPEs to fully enable 5G as an alternative home connectivity WAN solution. Operators invest in their cellular network at an impressive pace to provide mobile services. With our 5G home gateways, they can leverage this investment to also provide FWA for a marginal cost.”