In this work we employ the Optimal Topology Search (OTS) algorithm in order to perform an accurate techno-economic analysis of the optimal deployment of 5G networks in large urban areas based on two significant variables: the size of the cells, sweeping sizes from small-cells up to femto-cells, and the bitrate per user, considering bitrates ranging from high up to ultra-high bandwidth access. Results show that the femto-cell solution is the best option for providing ultra-high bit rate access to the users.
Arévalo, G. V., & Gaudino, R. (2019). Optimal dimensioning of the 5G optical fronthaulings for providing ultra-high bit rates in small-cell, micro-cell and femto-cell deployments. In International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (Vol. 2019-July). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2019.8840412