Rural networks cost comparison between 5G (mobile) and FTTx (fixed) scenarios

Marco Araújo, Love Ekenberg, João Confraria

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Abstract

In this article we simulate the infrastructure costs for very fast networks in rural areas. FTTH technology has been around for at least a decade, but two brand new technologies are expected to launch commercially in the next couple of years: 5G and G. Fast. This could have a strong impact on infrastructure costs and the fulfilment of the European Union, rural coverage objectives. 5G seems to be very promising since LTE is not a reasonable solution for very fast networks. FTTC has so far not been a valid alternative, since for the last mile, the only options for FTTC has been ADSL and VDSL, which however cannot reach very fast data rates. G.Fast is three times faster than VDSL and has the advantage, comparing to FTTH, that the last mile infrastructure is already build in the form of copper local loop.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 29th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages259-264
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538660096
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2018
Event29th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2018 - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 9 Sep 201812 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC
Volume2018-September

Conference

Conference29th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2018
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityBologna
Period9/09/1812/09/18

Keywords

  • 5G
  • Costs
  • Dimensioning
  • FTTx
  • G.Fast

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