Techno-economic and business feasibility analysis of 5G transport networks
Book chapter, 2019

This chapter introduces a techno-economic framework that provides a complete market analysis of the various business actors for any type of mobile access network deployments. It presents a case study where the proposed business feasibility framework is applied. The chapter presents a comprehensive techno-economic framework for estimating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a backhaul network segment as well as for analyzing the business viability of a given wireless network deployment. It focuses on two backhaul technologies: microwave and fiber. The chapter addresses the framework proposed specifically only the backhaul segment, but it is general enough to also be applied to the other 5G transport solutions. It also presents the TCO module used in the proposed framework. The module covers both the Capital Expenditure and the Operational Expenditure aspects of the backhaul segment. The backhaul network is responsible for aggregating the users' traffic from the wireless access to the metro/backbone segment of the network.

Techno-economic framework

Business feasibility framework

5G transport solutions

Wireless access

Mobile access network deployments

Backhaul network segment

Operational expenditure

Total cost of ownership

Capital expenditure

Author

Forough Yaghoubi

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Mozhgan Mahloo

ÅF-Technology

Lena Wosinska

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Paolo Monti

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Fabricio S. Farias

Federal University of Pará

Joao C.W.A. Costa

Federal University of Pará

Jiajia Chen

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Optical and Wireless Convergence for 5G Networks

273-295

Subject Categories

Computer Engineering

Telecommunications

Communication Systems

DOI

10.1002/9781119491590.ch13

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3/22/2021