Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52201
Authors: 
Feijoo, Claudio
Gómez-Barroso, José-Luis
Ramos, Sergio
Coomonte, Rafael
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
22nd European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS2011), Budapest, 18 - 21 September, 2011: Innovative ICT Applications - Emerging Regulatory, Economic and Policy Issues
Abstract: 
Next generation access networks (NGAN) will support a renewed electronic communication market where main opportunities lie in the provision of ubiquitous broadband connectivity, applications and content. From their deployment it is - much - expected a wealth of innovations. Within this framework this paper reviews the technical architecture of a mobile network as a candidate for a NGAN deployment, derives a simple method for approcimate cost calculations, and then discusses the results obtained. Data for Spain are used for practical calculations, but the model is applicable with minor modivications to most ot the EU countries. The final part of the paper is devoted to reflect on the technical and economic feasibility of mobile communications as part of NGAN, as well as the adequacy and possible development of the current regulatory framework.
Subjects: 
LTE
4G
Mobile communications
Next Generation Networks
Spain
JEL: 
O33
L16
L52
L96
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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