5G Infrastructure Requirements for Gigabit Services

Konferenz: Breitbandversorgung in Deutschland - 12. ITG-Fachkonferenz
18.04.2018 - 19.04.2018 in Berlin, Deutschland

Tagungsband: ITG-Fb. 277: Breitbandversorgung in Deutschland

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Obermann, Kristof (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Fachbereich Elektro- und Informationstechnik, Wiesenstraße 14, 35390 Giessen, Germany)

Currently there is a debate about the infrastructure requirements for 5G mobile networks. In this paper the number of 5G antenna sites is estimated by means of an analytical model in order to provide a stable fixed wireless access (FWA) service to all households in Germany with a downstream bitrate of 1 Gbit/s comparable to a FTTB/FTTH service. It is assumed that an indoor provision is required and no outdoor antennas are used. As a rough estimate it is found, that millions of 5G antenna sites will be required, which might not be cost efficient.