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Methodology for a cost evaluation of migration toward NGOA networks
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, ISSN 1943-0620, Vol. 5, no 12, 1456-1466 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Evolution of optical access networks promises to bring higher bandwidth to more customers. However, this evolution toward so-called next generation optical access (NGOA) networks also introduces additional challenges that operators and/or vendors have to address: how to properly estimate and compare different NGOA architectures and their evolutionary paths in terms of their economics. Calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) for NGOA networks is a very complex target as it needs to involve good knowledge of the technology, the existing network infrastructure, and any migration-related processes. In this paper a complete methodology is presented for evaluating the TCO of the migration toward a NGOA network. It contains a detailed description of which key aspects have to be considered, which processes they affect, and how they are translated into costs in a logical manner. Finally, it also shows how this methodology has been applied to particular selected cases and how it gives a detailed view of all costs involved in migration. This approach opens up opportunities to cooperate in techno-economic research using it as a base. Both operators and vendors can also utilize this approach to get a useful economic background of their future investments and potential sales.

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2013. Vol. 5, no 12, 1456-1466 p.
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Cost modeling, Migration, Next generation optical access (NGOA)
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Computer Science Telecommunications
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140986DOI: 10.1364/JOCN.5.001456ISI: 000328989300012ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84891516053OAI: diva2:693887
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 249025 (ICTOASE)

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Available from: 2014-02-05 Created: 2014-02-05 Last updated: 2014-02-05Bibliographically approved

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