Telenet teams up with Pharrowtech, Unitron for 60GHz FWA trial

15 Sep 2021

Belgian full-service telecoms operator Telenet has disclosed plans to stage a fixed-wireless access (FWA) trial using the 60GHz band. Telenet will collaborate on the testing with Leuven-based millimetre wave (mmWave) semiconductor vendor Pharrowtech and Poperinge-based equipment maker Unitron. The field trial is expected to make wireless broadband access available to homes and businesses in 2022. If successful, the parties note that the platform could be utilised in areas where fibre deployments are ‘prohibitively expensive and logistically cumbersome’.

Belgium, Pharrowtech, Telenet (incl. BASE), Unitron