Cost Analysis of Optical Access Network Migration Scenarios to Broadcast Service

Yasuyuki OKUMURA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B   No.5   pp.1071-1078
Publication Date: 2007/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.5.1071
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
optical fiber communication,  FTTH,  subscriber loops,  wavelength division multiplexing,  PON,  

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This paper proposes the most effective deployment scenario of the passive double-star (PON) system to provide multiple broadband services, such as high speed Internet access and broadcast services. The deployment costs of the two major PON technologies, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and 10 Gbps time division multiplexing (TDM), are analyzed using the latest cost trend and the most popular access network architecture. These two technologies are compared using the cost analysis results to identify the cost-effective scenarios of PON system deployment. Based on the comparison, this paper reveals that the WDM network becomes cost effective when the service penetration and the shift ratio becomes high.