A global reference model covering next generation active and passive networks has been developed for techno-economic
evaluations, and an extensive techno-economic analysis with a focus on CAPEX has been performed for 10G TDM PON
and 1G AON - both capable of delivering 1Gbit/s to end-users. Two major cases have been considered: urban and rural
at green field deployment. The results show that AON is less expensive than PON solution in urban case while in rural
case 10G TDM PON is more competitive.