NEXCOM: FWA over 5G for smart factories

  • January 31, 2024
  • William Payne

Network appliance supplier NEXCOM is expanding use of fixed wireless access (FWA) over 5G to industrial automation and manufacturing. NEXCOM provides a 5G FWA uCPE range tailored for various sectors and use cases.

5G FWA uCPE provides low-latency and high-bandwidth connections. 5G FWA has already become a major component in achieving nationwide broadband connectivity in the U.S.

The most common 5G FWA application is delivering connectivity where wireless transmission is used to reach the last mile.

However, the future applications of this innovative technology are growing to include eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband) in both FR1 and FR2 frequency ranges, URLLC (Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication), and mMTC (massive Machine Type Communication). Advanced features now include 5G network slicing, 5G TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking), 5G security, and NTN (non-terrestrial networks), which enables 5G FWA technology to be used as a 5G private network in settings including smart factories and smart manufacturing.

NEXCOM is now delivering a far wider lineup of 5G FWA uCPE products in response to the expansion of use across different sectors and use cases.

“The widespread adoption of 5G FWA underscores the importance of understanding the unique requirements of each application and identifying the most suitable equipment to meet those goals,” said Peter Yang, President of NEXCOM. “We’re helping provide clarity in the market by tailoring NEXCOM products to cater to the diverse application grades and settings for 5G FWA applications in both private and public networks. Based on NEXCOM’s guidelines and feature matrix, Telco operators who are currently weighing their options on hand can easily find out the best equipment after checking the reliability of the device for managing traffic and meeting critical low-latency demands, the necessity for mobility and outdoor long-range connectivity, and building a comprehensive, future-proof solution that caters to both present and future requirements.”