Preseem Fixed Wireless Network Report 2020
Since the release of our last Fixed Wireless Network Report, the fixed wireless industry has experienced many changes. The global spread of COVID-19 has changed the way workplaces operate, giving rise to remote work and education. Entire industries have been shaken up, with those too slow to adapt facing devastating consequences. The fixed wireless industry has also not been immune to the impact of these changes.
An increased reliance on Internet-connected devices and services has put pressure on Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs). Currently, WISPs serve over 6 million Americans, and many have stepped up over the last few months by offering free services to those who need it the most. As well, an informal survey administered by WISPA found that, since the start of the pandemic, the majority of WISPs have upgraded their last mile and backhaul capacity.
With so much going on, it’s no wonder that the changes occurring in the fixed wireless industry are more relevant now than ever. As the world’s reliance on the internet continues to grow, WISPs remain committed to ensuring that people in even the most rural regions are connected.
To ensure that providers continue to deliver the best service possible, it’s essential to understand the real-world experience of fixed wireless subscribers, networks, and equipment. Accordingly, Preseem is excited to announce the release of the 2020 Q3 Fall Edition of our Fixed Wireless Network Report.
The Fixed Wireless Network Report uses Preseem’s data set to provide a view into fixed wireless networks across providers and equipment. As such, all the data in this report comes from fixed wireless networks. It’s our hope that WISPs will use this information to benchmark their businesses against the wider broadband ecosystem.
Some of the highlights from the 2020 Q3 Fall Edition of the Fixed Wireless Network Report include:
- Fixed wireless networks show little throughput degradation during peak which indicates that they’re not heavily oversubscribed
- The average fixed wireless subscriber uses just over 4.8 Mbps when active
- The average fixed wireless subscriber uses 8.2 GB of data per day for a total of 244 GB per month
- Cambium and Ubiquiti access point equipment dominate fixed wireless deployments
- Over 62% of access points are less than 3x oversubscribed
Take a look! Check out some of the new figures included in the 2020 Q3 Fall Edition of the Fixed Wireless Network Report: