Τεχνοοικονομική ανάλυση των 5G κινητών δικτύων
KeywordsΠέμπτη γενιά κινητών δικτύων ; 5th generation networks ; 5G ; Pricing model ; Mobile technology ; Techno economic analysis ; Capital cost ; Operative cost
The fourth generation of mobile networks (4G) must cover the new needs, introduced due to the explosive growth in demand for mobile traffic and the Internet of Things. In order to do so, the mobile network operators have already been working on the upgrade of the 4G networks to 5G ones which is expected to be completed by 2020. Due to the above, under the scope of this thesis, a techno-economic analysis will take place, by taking into account the two major cost elements, Capital Expenditure and Operative Expenditure. The results show that the upcoming 5G networks are beneficial due to lower cost, increment of the average data consumption and the increasing growth of number of users. Furthermore, through the Price Elasticity of demand model, it was found that the demand of 5G network is elastic, giving it an important asset for its development.