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.
|Name||IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC|
|Conference||29th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2018|
|Period||9/09/18 → 12/09/18|