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Keys And Challenges To Close The Rural Broadband Gap. The Role Of LTE Networks In Spain

Zoraida Frías, González-Valderrama, Carlos and Jorge Pérez Martínez

26th European Regional ITS Conference, Madrid 2015 from International Telecommunications Society (ITS)

Abstract: This paper presents a techno-economic analysis to evaluate the feasibility of a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) radio access network to provide fixed wireless 30 Mbps broadband access services in the rural areas of Spain. The results are compared to those of Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) technology and conclude that FTTH networks could reach up to 74% households for 2020 and the proposed LTE network could expand this coverage up to 94.4% households, playing an important role to close the broadband gap with regard to one of the key targets of the Digital Agenda for Europe.

Keywords: Rural broadband; public policies; New Generation Access Networks; Long Term Evolution; techo-economic analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015
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