Cost Vs. Redundancy in FTTH Access Networks: A Case Study of a Danish Village

Gustav Helgi Haraldsson, Jens Myrup Pedersen

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Abstract

This paper studies the feasibility of offering redundancy within the access network by planning an access network using the ear topology. This proposed network is compared to a traditional tree structured access network. The basic idea of the ear topology is to offer two individual fibers from separate distribution nodes to NT's. The cost of the ear topology is kept down by reusing trenches making extra digging minimal. The results show however that the ear topology with the home-run method is not suitable compared to the tree topology due to the extra fibers needed. Further work could apply the PON architecture to the ear topology, reducing the amount of fibers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Fifth International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing
Number of pages5
PublisherCSNDSP, School of CEIS, Northumbria University
Publication date2006
Pages879-883
ISBN (Print)9608928206
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing - Patras, Greece
Duration: 19 Jul 200621 Jul 2006
Conference number: 5th

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing
Number5th
CountryGreece
CityPatras
Period19/07/200621/07/2006

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Keywords

  • Redundancy
  • Network Planning
  • Ear Topology
  • Tree Topology

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Haraldsson, G. H., & Pedersen, J. M. (2006). Cost Vs. Redundancy in FTTH Access Networks: A Case Study of a Danish Village. In Proceedings of Fifth International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (pp. 879-883). CSNDSP, School of CEIS, Northumbria University.