TCO is a powerful tool for isolating and calculating the financial impacts of employing a solution or set of features in a network build-out or capacity expansion.

Each of the elements in an operator’s cost structure also has an associated environmental impact.

Traditionally, this environmental impact has been given relatively little consideration by operators when making network investment decisions.

Additionally, a methodology has not been in place for operators to understand cost and environmental dimensions simultaneously. The TCO2 approach provides this methodology, resulting in an ideal framework to assess both financial and environmental impacts of building and operating networks.

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