Broadband Access Networks

Introduction Strategies and Techno-economic Evaluation

  • Leif Aarthun Ims

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alcibiade Zaganiaris, Kjell Stordahl, Borgar Tørre Olsen, Sotirios Markatos, Leif Aarthun Ims
      Pages 1-6
  3. Access network evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Mauro Ravera, Stefano Balzaretti, Umberto Ferrero, Marco De Bortoli, Markku Lähteenoja, Jari Mononen
      Pages 9-21
    3. Kjell Stordahl
      Pages 23-38
    4. Leif Aarthun Ims, Mauro Ravera, Stefano Balzaretti, Umberto Ferrero, Marco De Bortoli, Kjell Stordahl et al.
      Pages 39-50
  4. Methodology and tool for techno-economic evaluation of the access network

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Markku Lähteenoja, Jari Mononen, Markku Tahkokorpi, Ilari Welling, Frank Fleuren, Marc Drieskens et al.
      Pages 53-62
    3. Ilari Welling, Markku Tahkokorpi, Frank Fleuren, Marc Drieskens
      Pages 63-73
    4. Eduardo de Castro, Manuel de Oliveira Duarte
      Pages 75-86
    5. Borgar Tørre Olsen
      Pages 87-98
    6. Kjell Stordahl
      Pages 99-109
    7. Markku Tahkokorpi
      Pages 111-114
  5. Case studies and application results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Borgar Tørre Olsen, Kjell Stordahl, Alcibiade Zaganiaris, Nikolaus Gieschen, Markku Tahkokorpi, Marc Drieskens et al.
      Pages 117-128
    3. Rolf B. Haugen, Borgar Tørre Olsen, Bjørn Erik Eskedal
      Pages 129-141
    4. Leif Aarthun Ims, Borgar Tørre Olsen, Dagfinn Myhre, Markku Lähteenoja, Jari Mononen, Umberto Ferrero et al.
      Pages 143-163
    5. Leif Aarthun Ims, Borgar Tørre Olsen, Kjell Stordahl, Dagfinn Myhre, Alcibiade Zaganiaris
      Pages 165-179
    6. Ilari Welling, Markku Tahkokorpi
      Pages 181-210
    7. Leif Aarthun Ims, Borgar Tørre Olsen, Dagfinn Myhre, Kjell Stordahl
      Pages 211-233
    8. Jari Mononen, Markku Lähteenoja
      Pages 235-247
    9. Leif Aarthun Ims, Borgar Tørre Olsen, Dagfinn Myhre
      Pages 249-276
    10. Kjell Stordahl, Leif Aarthun Ims, Borgar Tørre Olsen
      Pages 277-294
    11. Leif Aarthun Ims, Borgar Tørre Olsen, Dagfinn Myhre
      Pages 295-313
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-377

About this book


The access network is expected to be one of the major battlegrounds of telecommunications network operators, since upgrades of the existing narrowband access network will be the critical factor in supplying multimedia broadband services in a competitive market. The future broadband access network architecture needs to be flexible enough to efficiently support the provision of a full set of broadband and narrowband services with a wide range of capacity demands. A wide range of broadband access technologies are available. Furthermore, the key issues in the upgrading of the very cost sensitive access network are financial as well as technological, both for incumbent and new entrant operators. Thus, in order to identify minimum-risk introductory strategies the economic viability of access network broadband upgrades needs to be carefully assessed. However, despite the definite need for techno-economic evaluations, very few books have been published in this field. One of the reasons might be that broadband access network upgrading only very recently gained wide recognition as a key challenge for broadband delivery. Secondly, this kind of strategic work and these studies tend to be considered rather sensitive by operators, and thus both results and methodologies are not usually readily available. Thirdly, the work reported in this book in many respects was a major pioneering effort, which quite ambitiously aimed at modelling the whole life-cycle costs and revenue streams of access network upgrades, as opposed to several other efforts, which often are limited to pure investment cost comparisons.


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  • Leif Aarthun Ims
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  1. 1.Telenor Research and DevelopmentKjellerNorway

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