A real options approach to decision making in broadband technology selection

Araujo M, Ekenberg L ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0665-1889, Confraria J, & Danielson M (2019). A real options approach to decision making in broadband technology selection. International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making 8 (2): 184-210.

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Abstract

The European Union has recently launched an ambitious plan to mitigate drastically, by 2025, the number of households lacking access to a 100 Mbps broadband connection through the subsidization of the deployment of network infrastructure in rural areas. Decision makers such as governments and regulatory authorities therefore have to choose, among a pool of alternatives, a technology capable of delivering the required throughput on a large scale, based on a trade-off between the infrastructure costs and the subscribers perceived utility for each alternative. Such a trade-off is not simple, since there is no straightforward manner to rank the subscribers perceived utility against the network infrastructure cost. In this article, we propose a methodology based on real options, which outputs the value of each technology using multi-attribute value theory as an input, alongside the projects risk and its costs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: broadband; real options; MAVT; MCDM; risk analysis; convenience yield; 5G; FTTH; FTTC; G.Fast; DSL.
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2019 06:44
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 06:36
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16216

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