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

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Planning the First Mile Access Network: CCM Perspective

We have so far discussed the principles behind the two approaches that can be used to formulate a business case for first mile access networks: CDM and CCM. CCM, as we have seen, is a more novel business concept and guarantees low duration ROI cycles that ultimately result in strong growth. However, while making a business case for the CCM approach we need to first quantify the network. A typical CCM network like a community network either can be a greenfield development or can be a takeover by a community of a faltering provider network. The basic underdevelopment in the first mile means that the earlier case has a higher probability of happening compared to the latter case. This implies ...

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