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Telecommunication Economics

Volume 7216 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 138-147

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Cost-Efficient NGN Rollout

  • Sofie VerbruggeAffiliated withDept. of Information Technology (INTEC), Ghent University, IBBT
  • , Jan Van OoteghemAffiliated withDept. of Information Technology (INTEC), Ghent University, IBBT
  • , Koen CasierAffiliated withDept. of Information Technology (INTEC), Ghent University, IBBT
  • , Marlies Van der WeeAffiliated withDept. of Information Technology (INTEC), Ghent University, IBBT
  • , Mathieu TahonAffiliated withDept. of Information Technology (INTEC), Ghent University, IBBT

Abstract

We introduce in this section potential business models for the deployment of optic fiber networks. Because Fiber-to-the-Home is deployed at a slower speed than expected, we describe the evolution in several European countries, identify the reasons of the differences, propose a holistic approach to improve the business, and present a game-theoretic model to evaluate the impact of municipality investments on the market.

Keywords

NGN rollout value network holistic approach game-theory