Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):,
  title    = {How Does Improving the Existing DSL Infrastructure Influence the Expansion of Fiber Technology?},
  author    = {P. Winzer and  E. Massarczyk},
  country   = {Germany},
  institution={University of Applied Sciences RheinMain Wiesbaden Rüsselsheim },
  abstract  = {Experts, enterprises and operators expect that the
bandwidth request will increase up to rates of 100 to 1,000 Mbps
within several years. Therefore the most important question is which
technology shall satisfy the future consumer broadband demands.
Currently the consensus is, that the fiber technology has the best
technical characteristics to achieve such the high bandwidth rates.
But fiber technology is so far very cost-intensive and resource
consuming. To avoid these investments, operators are concentrating
to upgrade the existing copper and hybrid fiber coax infrastructures.
This work presents a comparison of the copper and fiber
technologies including an overview about the current German
broadband market. Both technologies are reviewed in the terms of
demand, willingness to pay and economic efficiency in connection
with the technical characteristics.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Energetic, Electronic and Communication Engineering},  volume    = {9},
  number    = {6},
  year      = {2015},
  pages     = {572 - 579},
  ee        = {},
  url       = {},
  bibsource = {},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 102, 2015},