A Taxonomy-based Comparison of FTTH Network Implementation Costs

  • Mohammadreza Asgarirad Department of Electrical Engineering,Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Mansour Nejati Jahromi Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Shahid Sattari Aeronautical University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Fiber to the Home (FTTH), Cost Estimation, , Capital Expenditures (CAPEX), Operating Expenditures (OPEX)


Hundreds of millions of homes worldwide already Have Fiber to The Home (FTTH) broadband connections since this technology holds many advantages over current technologies. The need for higher bandwidth by customers persists the network providers to upgrade their networks. The FTTH is the use of fiber optic cords to deliver communications signals from an operator’s central network to individual houses, buildings, residences, and changing old copper infrastructures in order to provide higher bandwidth to customers. Recently NG-PON capabilities has opened new approach in optical fiber networks creation, operators are trying to use a single infrastructure in access layer for fixed and mobile (4G/5G) services. However, the FTTH implementation is challenging for network operators in consideration of a large amount of investment, including Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operational Expenditure (OPEX). The review and classification of the most relevant approaches about cost reduction of FTTH implementation is done in this paper based on a novel taxonomy.

Author Biography

Mansour Nejati Jahromi, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Shahid Sattari Aeronautical University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
Mansour NejatiJahromi was born in 1970 in Jahrom. He received the B.S. degree in ElectronicEngineering from SSA University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1993. He alsoobtained the M.S. degree in Communication from K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran,Iran, in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in Communications from Amirkabir University of Technology(AUT), Tehran, Iran, in 2008. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic andElectrical Engineering, SSA University & Islamic Azad University, Tehran South Branch.


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How to Cite
Asgarirad, M., & Nejati Jahromi, M. (2020). A Taxonomy-based Comparison of FTTH Network Implementation Costs. Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, 14(2), 71-80. Retrieved from http://mjee.iaumajlesi.ac.ir/index/index.php/ee/article/view/3675