Comparison of System-Sharing Configurations for Narrowband and Video Distribution Services

Hideyo MORITA  Motoi IWASHITA  Noriyuki IKEUCHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E77-B   No.12   pp.1511-1520
Publication Date: 1994/12/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Communication Networks and Service
Keyword: 
video distribution,  system-sharing,  node allocation,  optical fiber,  communication networks and service,  

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Summary: 
This paper compares three typical system-sharing configurations for FTTH networks that provide narrowband and video distribution services and proposes a remote node locating strategy for each configuration. Two new evaluation factors, required land space and service provisioning effort, are included in the calculation, in addition to facility cost and maintenance effort. By considering these factors together, the total network cost is calculated and the sensitivity to the number of remote nodes is evaluated. Finally, the most economical system-sharing configuration is identified on the basis of the evaluations for two typical service areas in Japan, for both present and future cost environments.