Node Total Cost of Ownership Modeling

The Problem

A leading Tier 1 US-based MSO wanted to understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Fiber To The Home, Node Split, and Node Segmentation upgrade option paths.

DTS Approach

  • Developed a technology assessment framework
    • Reviewed different technological options
    • Organized different workshops to identify preferred architectures
    • Identified material and labor costs specific to these solution
    • Created a TCO model for different architectural solutions
  • Developed detailed CapEx and OpEx models for network upgrades
  • Analyzed N+1, N+0 and FTTH variants deployment costs
  • Created a model to analyze capacity and cost for network upgrade scenarios
  • Developed presentations to assist the client with the upgrade choices

Client Benefits

  • The client received a comprehensive 10-year capital and operational spend projections models for different fiber- and HFC- based levers.
  • The client presented the outcome to influence the investment discussions for Fiber To The Home and HFC- based solutions.
  • This work acted as a precursor to the large-scale Fiber To The Home deployment in Greenfield solutions.