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The Divide: Tarana's CEO on why FWA isn't a 'stopgap to fiber'

Basil Alwan, CEO of Tarana Wireless, joins the podcast to discuss the company's unique approach to fixed wireless access and how Tarana is helping WISPs in the US and abroad close the digital divide.

Nicole Ferraro

September 2, 2022

At a Glance

  • Technology behind ngFWA and how it works in the field (03:00)
  • Types of customers Tarana works with and where its tech works best (06:30)
  • Is ngFWA 'future proof'? (15:52)

This episode features Basil Alwan, CEO of Tarana Wireless. We discuss what sets Tarana apart as a provider of what it calls "next-generation" fixed wireless access, or ngFWA, and how it is deploying its technology to help wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) close the digital divide. We also get into broadband policy and why he wants legislators to reconsider unlicensed spectrum as a tool and to see FWA as more than just a "stopgap to fiber."

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About the Author(s)

Nicole Ferraro

Editor, host of 'The Divide' podcast, Light Reading

Nicole covers broadband, policy and the digital divide. She hosts The Divide on the Light Reading Podcast and tracks broadband builds in The Buildout column. Some* call her the Broadband Broad (*nobody).

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