A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Alternative Guided Media for the Backbone Cable Plant Portion of the Base Information Transfer System
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Base Information Transfer System BITS and the Telephone Modernization Plan TMP will upgrade the backbone cable plant of the telephone system on Navy bases. Using a hypothetical Navy base and its existing twisted- pair wire network, this paper analyzes the unique costs of optical fiber and twisted-pair wire for four installation options immediate installation of optical fiber time-phased installation of optical fiber time-phased installation of twisted-pair wire in trenches and time-phased installation of twisted-pair wire in existing conduit. The cost analysis indicates that the lowest cost option is twisted-pair wire installed in conduit. However, the cost- effectiveness analysis concludes that time-phased installation of optical fiber is the best alternative dure to its performance characteristics.
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