FIK3613 Techno-Economics of Optical Networks 7.5 credits

Tekno-ekonomi av optiska nätverk

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

• Cost structure considered in total cost of ownership
• Market structure, type of actors and business relations at telecom markets.
• Telecom regulation and type of regulated markets and services.
• History of broadband access technologies
• Network dimensioning principals and related tools and methods
• Business viability evaluation criteria
• Deployment strategies and migration paths

Intended learning outcomes *

The course will enable the student to describe, design and calculate the total cost of ownership for any type of access networks, both from technical functionality and performance perspective taking into account the architecture, deployment, operation, service delivery, market, cost structure and revenue aspects.

Course Disposition

This is a self study course, where student will individually study the provided literatures.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The student should pass the course "IO3654 Advances in Optical Networks" or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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TONIC tool manual

Related published papers

OASE project deliverables

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Grading scale: P/F

    Other requirements for final grade *

    • Writing a report summarizing the methodology and various important factors for the cost study of optical access networks (3,5 grade scale: P, F).
    • Implementation of the method in order to be used in the further projects for cost studies (4.0, grade scale: P, F)

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Lena Wosinska

    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Further information

    Course web

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    Course web FIK3613

    Offered by

    EECS/Communication Systems

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Communication Systems