Fixed Wireless Access

A genuine, Gigabit speed alternative or complement to fiber connections, operating in the licensed and unlicensed spectra.

Fixed Wireless Access

Fast, wireless connections, known as fixed wireless access (FWA), are a cost-effective alternative to the copper network (DSL), cable and fiber. The market, which exists for both licensed and unlicensed frequency bands, is driven by an increased need for broadband connections to homes, offices and mobile base stations.


Increased traffic, new frequency allocations, state infrastructure investments and general technological development are driving the trend of large-scale FWA roll-outs globally. In the United States alone, USD 20.4 billion will be invested in broadband solutions over the next ten years through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).

FWA – a costeffective alternative

5G operators that complement their mobile networks with FWA mmWave solutions (> 24 GHz) for data transport reduce the life cycle cost by up to 30 percent.3) In 2021, FWA accounted for more than 15 percent of global mobile data traffic, and the number of connections is expected to increase from 100 million in 2022 to 300 million in 2028. By then, FWA is expected to deliver broadband to more than 900 million people. (Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2022)




The Challenges


When choosing a wireless alternative, there are a couple of preliminary choices – licensed or unlicensed? What speed, range, and throughput do you need to offer? Sivers Semiconductors offers a broad range of solutions that can exactly match your requirements and budget.

The Benefits

Reach further

Superior link budgets enable transmission over longer distances to a greater number of addressable customers.

Handle more data

Millimeter-wave technology is opening up new opportunities to serve data at volume at gigabit speeds using high-frequency spectrums.

Serve more customers

Wider spectrum, better link budget, longer reach, and a higher number of customers connected means a superior business case.

Customer Case Study

CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems)

CCS Metnet 60G integrated with Sivers Semiconductors 60 GHz mmWave radio/antenna solution

After an extensive search, we concluded that Sivers Semiconductors offered truly unique capabilities and performance that we could integrate within our hardware platform and utilise to deliver a differentiated solution – offering highest capacity per node, use of all six channels in the 57-71 GHz band, and best range performance.

Martin Harriman Executive Chairman, CCS
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Sivers Inside


Cambium Networks has integrated TRXBF02 with its wireless network equipment for the 24-29.5 GHz radio frequency band.

See the presentation slides from CambiumNetworks at WISPAmerica 2021 event:
Slides 5-10 show their new 28 GHz cnWave solution which is a 5G NR mmWave Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) solution for Fixed Wireless Access integrating the 5G RFIC from Sivers Semiconductors.


Related press release


Webinars On-demand

“Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), Licensed or Unlicensed 5G”

Presented by Patric Erlandsson, VP Sales & Marketing

At this webinar, Patric Erlandsson covers the use of licensed vs. unlicensed 5G mmWave technology for FWA and how Sivers Semiconductors can enable a state-of-the art solution for 5G mmWave customer-premises equipment (CPE).

Relevant Products



For unlicensed 5G, Sivers Semiconductors has developed a highly integrated RFIC with superior link budget and throughput. With high output power, high throughput, and support for electronic beamforming, the TRXBF01 has 16+16 transmit and receive channels, with great performance across the 6 channels in the 57 to 71 GHz range, ideal for those who want to develop their own antenna solution.


Phased array patch antenna


For those who do not have the time, resources or capability to develop their own antennas, Sivers Semiconductors offers a phased array patch antenna with a unique coverage from 57 to 71 GHz. It can support electronic beamforming both in azimuth and in elevation and can also enable high throughput at maximum allowed transmitted power (+40 dBm).


Rapidwave Baseband Modems RWM6050/6051

Renesas millimeter-wave baseband wireless modems for wireless backhaul and fixed infrastructure wireless access applications. Cost-effective and power-efficient, they can be paired with mmWave RF chipsets to deliver multi-gigabit throughput. Highly configurable with a radio interface already integrated with Sivers Semiconductors 60 GHz RF solutions.

Rapidwave RWM6050

Rapidwave RWM6051


For licensed 5G, Sivers Semiconductors has developed an RFIC that includes all the necessary building blocks for NR Fixed Wireless Access deployments – on one chip. Fewer components mean a reduced bill of material and higher build quality, giving you a competitive edge. The TRX BF/02 is also uniquely flexible, covering the full frequency band from 24.0 to 29.5 GHz.


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