Fixed Wireless Terminals (FWT) are devices that use a wireless communications link as the ‘last mile’ connection for delivery of POTS (plain old telephone service) and/or broadband Internet service to customers. These terminals are often used in situations where traditional landline infrastructure is not available. They can also be connected to a phone system to help reduce the cost of calling mobile phones.
FWTs are the best solutions for providing the voice, fax and high speed of data connectivity to small businesses and individuals. Instead of using the traditional fixed line dial up or DSL infrastructure they can now depend on fixed wireless terminals widely. This has improved the infrastructure of mobile network as well in a much positive way
Major reason of its popularity among small enterprises and individuals is cost saving that they achieved with its use. The cost saving has been acquired through the use of Least Cost Routing (LCR) with this terminal. LCR has helped the users to turn fixed to mobile calls into mobile to mobile calls.
Common Fixed Wireless Terminals include:
Fixed Wireless Phones / Terminals (FWP/FWT)▪ Fixed Wireless Terminal (FWT) is a CDMA 2000 1X Radio Terminal, to provide wireless access for conventional fixed telephony equipment such as telephone instruments, PCO / Home meter, Fax machines and computers can be connected to access the CDMA network to realise the Voice
The wireless access fixed station is a wireless fixed voice and data access device adopting the GSM technology standard, and can quickly provide fixed wireless telephone communication services and data services by using the GSM network within the coverage of the GSM cellular network.
Wireless local loop (WLL) technology simply means that the subscriber is connected to the nearest exchange through a radio link instead of through these copper wires.