Economic Model for FTTH Access Network Design

Conference: CTTE 2011 - 10th Conference of Conference of Telecommunication, Media and Internet Techno-Economics
05/16/2011 - 05/18/2011 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: CTTE 2011

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Havic, Zijad (BH Telecom Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Mikac, Branko (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)

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 rural, 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.