It has been quite a while since I wrote a post on this blog. Work, mostly, and other engagements have kept me away from the blog the last months. Anyway, I only mean to inform you about the publication of part of my research on FTTH to Taylor & Francis journal of Fiber Integrated Optics. My paper is titled “The Impact of Cost and Demand Uncertainty to the FTTH Business Case” and attempts to explain the impact of some of the major uncertainty factors in FTTH rollouts. It does so by analyzing the impact of uncertainty on three core business models: dark fiber, capacity and retail provider.
The findings of the research suggest that demand side and supply side factors are equally important to the development of the FTTH market. The international discussion of improving the business case of FTTH should expand to cover more elements of the rollout and operations of the networks, such as construction delays, the city plan, average revenue per user, and take-up rates.
The paper is available through Taylor & Francis Online. Feel free to cite the article as: Costas Troulos (2013) The Impact of Cost and Demand Uncertainty to the Fiber-to-the-Home Business Case, Fiber and Integrated Optics, 32:4, 251-267, DOI:10.1080/01468030.2013.803636.