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First Mile Access Networks and Enabling Technologies by Tony Antony, Ashwin Gumaste

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The Technology Business Case

Up till now in this chapter, we have discussed a series of applications for the first mile access area. Now in this section, we provide an integrated approach for creating the basic business case in a first mile network. We show how multiple technologies can be laid together, side by side, in a way to maximize network performance and create an effective business case.

The first mile access area can be divided into two subareas: (1) to provide bandwidth to the curb and (2) to distribute bandwidth from the curb to the end users. The reader must note here that end users can be customers (such as in small and medium-sized enterprises or consumers (such as in homes and localities). In fact, a research community calls the ...

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