A quantitative study on the value of fixed-mobile network convergence was prepared by the FTTH (Fibre to the Home) Council Global Alliance. This white paper reports on the results of the study, providing detail on the assumptions, technologies and network architectures required to provide seamless service through the convergence of 5G and fixed asset networks. To reduce the cost of deploying fibre, operators can take advantage of the fact that there will be significant overlap between the coverage and footprint requirements of 5G and fixed access networks – and thus the fibre deployment requirements of both will be similar.
Key words: communications, Internet of Things (IoT), mesh networking, M2M, market sizing, protocols/standards, data networking, cybersecurity/privacy, large building controls/automation, fiber optics, system integrator, smart grid, smart cities, security controls/systems

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