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On the Cost of Meeting Future Demand in WCDMA Networks
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Communication Systems, CoS.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The success of the second generation cellular systems combined with the success of the Internet  led to a hyped expectation of future demand of wireless data services. The intense investments  in the UMTS networks that followed this hype will have a great impact on the wireless industry  during the next decades. The UMTS networks possibility to meet future demand in a cost  effective way will be a key factor in understanding the future business climate. This report  analyses the cost of meeting the future demand in the UMTS networks. This will be done by  proposing and implementing a techno-economic bottom up model for calculating the UMTS  network cost. The bottom up model is implemented in an excel spread sheet for dimensioning  both access and core network. The model captures all expenditures required to deploy and  operate a mobile network. Three scenarios have been created in order to evaluate the network  costs in the years 2003-2015. The results show that the UMTS networks are able to manage  over 1GB of asymmetric packet switched traffic, 500 minutes of voice, and 200 minutes of  video telephony at a production cost of 6-16 euro a month depending on how the running costs  are calculated.

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2005. , 59 p.
Trita-S3-RST, ISSN 1400-9137 ; 0513
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-28106OAI: diva2:383964
Available from: 2011-03-10 Created: 2011-01-06 Last updated: 2011-03-10Bibliographically approved

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