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Analysts question ROI potential of Verizon 5G Home

Verizon has boasted that it could make its 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) service deliver strong return on investment (ROI) in its own right, even if mobility were not added later. This was a bold assertion, given that the standalone FWA business case has, traditionally, only made sense for specialized WISPs, not major carriers. Most operators will deploy FWA to enable a first step into 5G, before handsets are available for mobile users; or to extend the edge of their fixed-line networks, lowering the cost of the last few meters. That may end up being Verizon’s justification too, if a new analysis of its 5G Home service by analysts at MoffettNathanson proves correct. Craig Moffett has carried out an in-depth…

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