5G FWA is a viable alternative to a fibre/wired connection and does have advantages over satellite in certain applications in terms of lower latency and the speed and ease of connection.
5G FWA provides a perfect solution to connect small and medium sized businesses giving guaranteed reliability for business-critical applications, IOT and failover solutions.
5G FWA is not however always an available option depending on the location of your operation, our sales team will check the availability for you at an early stage.
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Our plans come with unlimited data and for business users speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 500 Mbps.
Equipment & Installation
5G FWA requires no more than a Nokia FastMile 5G receiver, which is a compact device easily installed indoors or outdoors, and a Wi-Fi modem. The receiver can be positioned on a window, desk, or externally on a window, wall or pole if required, depending on the particular application.
As with mobile phones, the geographic location, building materials, window treatments and other obstacles can all make a difference to the quality of the signal. The high gain antenna has a 180 degrees field of view which means there is no need to point them directly at the base station and a number of different mount options are available.
Installation is quick and easy, particularly if a window mount is used, which means they can be self-installed. The 5G FWA installation app guides you through the process and with augmented reality you can visualise where the 5G station is in relation to your premises to determine the best location for the installation of the receiver.
Once the receiver is in place this is connected to the router via an ethernet cable. Devices are then connected either via Wi-Fi or cable connection.