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dc.contributor.authorRuffini, Marcoen
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T11:43:09Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T11:43:09Z
dc.date.issued2021en
dc.date.submitted2021en
dc.identifier.citationC. Zukowsky, A. Mukhopadhyay, D.B. Payne, M, Ruffini, Cost Analysis of Rural Roll-Out using long reach PON: Trading off Upfront Cost Under Uncertainty of User Take-up Rate, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 13, 5, 2021, 69 - 84en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/95072
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractHigh deployment cost with respect to expected revenue is the main barrier to fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) roll-out in rural areas. This problem, as shown in this paper, is exacerbated by the uncertainty associated with the end-user take-up rate. The randomness associated with subscribers’ service take-up yields considerable fluctuation and escalation in the total cost of deployment. This adverse and varying environment makes it difficult to produce firm business cases and can increase the reluctance of potential investors and incumbent operators to deploy FTTH access networks. In this paper, we develop a holistic framework for examining real-world FTTH deployment scenarios, taking as a case study one of the most rural counties in Ireland. Further, we carry out an in-depth techno-economic analysis identifying the methods more applicable in the rural scenario. We analyze the cost effectiveness of FTTH deployment, also proposing solutions that provide different levels of upfront investment risk, relating it to uncertainty in customers’ take-up rates. For example, we show how a lower take-up rate can be made profitable by adopting a strategy that favors lower upfront costs at the expense of higher connectivity costs.en
dc.format.extent69en
dc.format.extent84en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Optical Communications and Networkingen
dc.relation.ispartofseries13en
dc.relation.ispartofseries5en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectAnalytical techniquesen
dc.subjectOptical access networksen
dc.subjectOptical amplificationen
dc.subjectOptical amplifiersen
dc.subjectOptical networksen
dc.subjectPassive optical networksen
dc.titleCost Analysis of Rural Roll-Out using long reach PON: Trading off Upfront Cost Under Uncertainty of User Take-up Rateen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorScience Foundation Ireland (SFI)en
dc.contributor.sponsorScience Foundation Ireland (SFI)en
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/ruffinmen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid223646en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.415806en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumber14/IA/252en
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumber13/RC/2077en
dc.subject.TCDThemeAgeingen
dc.subject.TCDThemeCanceren
dc.subject.TCDThemeCreative Arts Practiceen
dc.subject.TCDThemeCreative Technologiesen
dc.subject.TCDThemeDigital Engagementen
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0001-6220-0065en


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