Orange eyes 5G advantage following Romania FWA trial

Orange talked-up the impact of a “European first” 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) test, which it said would help shape the company’s strategy across several markets and give it a head start on working out the business case for the technology, according to

Speaking to Mobile World Live at an Orange Romania event to discuss the findings of the trial in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Orange SVP of Radio Networks Arnaud Vamparys said the feedback from customers would help the operator work out when and how to deploy FWA 5G.

“2018 is the year of end-to-end trials on 5G,” Vamparys said. “This one is to offer fibre-like experience for fixed wireless access for households to complement our portfolio in countries where we have not been able yet to connect households to fibre.”


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