Fiber-to-the-home roll-out scenario assessment

An Asian fixed and mobile operator asked Northstream to analyse benefits and drawbacks of a Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network compared to a continued upgrade of the legacy copper-based network to a Next Generation Network (NGN). Based on client input on existing technology, roadmaps on technology investments and end-user product offerings as well as organizational capabilities, Northstream performed a full review including a CAPEX and OPEX business case.
Northstream’s findings served as input to the client’s decision process of evaluating the choice of FTTH vs continued NGN roll-out. The report highlighted convergence issues, parameters influencing the choice, deployment strategies, organizational considerations as well as cases from other similar operators.