Economic Model for FTTH Access Network Design

Z. Havic, B. Mikac
2015 Universal Journal of Communications and Network  
Many telecom operators nowadays are gradually increasing their bandwidth offers, by either shortening the copper lengths to the user (e.g. to introduce VDSL) or by reducing the shared service areas for HFC (e.g. to adopt DOCSIS 2.0/3.0). This policy brings the fibre closer to the user, and it is one of the strategies taken by BH Telecom Sarajevo. However, there is an intention to perform the switchover to FTTH. In the paper are evaluated rollout scenarios for FTTH in Bosnia & Herzegovina in
more » ... l, suburban and urban area. The intention is to determine the general feasibility of a nationwide FTTH rollout in Bosnia & Herzegovina together with a thorough comparison between the different areas. In addition an analysis and estimation are presented showing the influence and importance of parameters in the final evaluation of an FTTH rollout. Model proposed one can use in other countries, taking into account specific local conditions. In all analyses cost evaluation is carried out.
doi:10.13189/ujcn.2015.030301 fatcat:dzinnd567vcgxhodavt5tvoyb4