kumoh national institute of technology
Networked Systems Lab.

Cosmas Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Jae-Min Lee, and Dong-Seong Kim, "Broadband Penetration Beyond 5G: Challenges and Open Issues", 2020 Korean Institute of Communication and Sciences (KICS) Summer Conference, August 12-14, 2020, Yong Pyong Resort, Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, Korea, (N8)
By : Cosmas
Date : 2020-06-07
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This paper presents a review and  analysis of the trend of broadband penetration in a developing country case study. The presentation is compared with the trend of broadband penetration in South Korea that has launched its' 5G in 2019. The year 2020 promises to be the implementation and commercialization of 5G globally. However, there are challenges facing developing nations and the eventual launching. As the world moves to begin research work in beyond 5G and likely deployment in 2030, will developing countries be captured and what will be the drivers to give a critical attention? The findings of this paper is based on a 18 year data (2001-2018) analysed and presented.  It is recommended that Information and Communication Technology researches should be targeted at less developed and developing countries with the hope of expanding the reach of 5G and beyond 5G. To predict the expected broadband penetration in the nearest future, we used MATLAB R2019b linear regression trainer to train data and predict based on response plot. Result shows that there is a positive linear relationship between year under review and rise in number of broadband penetration. The regression model has an R-Squared value of 0.96 or 96% which is a good fit. Furthermore, we also implemented an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model to predict broadband subscription. The model which was implemented using R-Programming gave an accuracy 93% with a projection of over 200million broadband subscription in 2021.