The purpose of this paper is to carry out a techno‐economic evaluation of the business prospects of Free Space Optical (FSO) technology as an alternative last mile solution
The analysis is based on the results from the TONIC tool that takes into account parameters such as network topology, area characteristics, service demand, price evolution forecasting and calculates several economic figures‐of‐merits. Furthermore in order to analyze market and technologies uncertainties a thorough risk analysis has been performed
The results reveal that FSO technology could provide a viable alternative in cases where the existing duct availability is limited especially compared to the Fiber‐to‐the‐Home (FFTH) solutions.
This paper studies two alternative last mile broadband technologies FSO and FTTH
Rokkas, T., Katsianis, D., Kamalakis, T., Varoutas, D. and Sphicopoulos, T. (2009), "Evaluation of FSO and FTTH technologies using techno‐economic and risk analysis", info, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 87-96. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636690910955006Download as .RIS
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