5G Infrastructure Requirements for Gigabit Services

Conference: Breitbandversorgung in Deutschland - 12. ITG-Fachkonferenz
04/18/2018 - 04/19/2018 at Berlin, Deutschland

Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 277: Breitbandversorgung in Deutschland

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Obermann, Kristof (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Fachbereich Elektro- und Informationstechnik, Wiesenstra├če 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.