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7. Technical Future Needs

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7.1 Introduction

The aim in this chapter of the Assessment is to predict how much bandwidth will be required in the Arctic, by community, to meet the future needs of government. These projections are based on information gathered from the workshop discussions and responses to the ACIA survey, and simply provide a starting point for projecting bandwidth needs in the future. […]

7.2 ACIA Predictive Bandwidth Model Development

In order to develop a model that can be used to estimate the amount of bandwidth required for a given community there are several components that need to be calculated or estimated. The next section called "defining variables" provides a complete list of each variable used in the model. Then each variable is described in detail, and provides the data used in the prediction model […]

A complete list of variables used in the predictive bandwidth model, and their definitions.
Parameter Description Variable Calculated/ Estimated
Calculated/ Estimated Bai Estimated
Outbound bandwidth required for a given application category Bao Estimated
Number of applications for a given application category by user base A Calculated
Number of concurrent sessions for a given application category C = n*L/T Calculated
Length of the average day that an application category is used in minutes T Estimated
Average length of a given session for a given application category L Estimated
Number of users utilizing a given application category on a typical day n=U*Pu Calculated
The total number of users of a given type of application within a given community U Estimated
Percentage of users using a given application category on a given day Pu Estimated
Percentage of applications of a given category used on a given day Pa Estimated
Inbound bandwidth required for a given application category for a given user type within a community IB Calculated
Outbound bandwidth required for a given application category for a given user type within a community OB Calculated

7.3 Bandwidth projections by community

For charts listing project bandwidth needs by territory and community, download Chapter 7.

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