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Comparison of Cost for Different Coverage Scenarios between Copper and Fiber Access Networks

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3 Author(s)
M. Jensen ; Center for Network Planning, Center for TeleInFrastruktur, Aalborg University, Denmark, email: ; R. H. Nielsen ; O. B. Madsen

As the demand for bandwidth in broadband Internet connections to private households are increasing, the current copper network in Denmark is facing a considerable upgrade to meet the governments goal of equal access to everyone. In this paper an analysis is presented concerning the coverages of households for a variety of xDSL technologies. A cost estimation has been made when expanding the current copper infrastructure to provide VDSL connections to all households in a municipality in Denmark. This is compared to the price of providing fiber to the home (FTTH) in the same area. Furthermore, the prices of providing FTTH to the coverage areas of those comparable with VDSL are estimated

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2006 8th International Conference Advanced Communication Technology  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

20-22 Feb. 2006