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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1456–1466

Methodology for a Cost Evaluation of Migration Toward NGOA Networks

Carmen Mas Machuca, Mario Kind, Kun Wang, Koen Casier, Mozhgan Mahloo, and Jiajia Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 5, Issue 12, pp. 1456-1466 (2013)

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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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(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2013
Published: November 27, 2013

Carmen Mas Machuca, Mario Kind, Kun Wang, Koen Casier, Mozhgan Mahloo, and Jiajia Chen, "Methodology for a Cost Evaluation of Migration Toward NGOA Networks," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 5, 1456-1466 (2013)

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