Memorias de investigación
Stays or Sabbaticals:
The economics of 5G. Infrastructure sharing and pricing in the next-generation of mobile wireless services.

Research Areas
  • Telecommunications

As 5G infrastructure will be flexible enough to create virtual networks capable of meeting connectivity requirements on-demand and out of the same physical equipment, new real-time business-to-business interactions are envisioned. To access these ?network slices? created on-demand, service providers will need to interact with the infrastructure provider to request network resources and negotiate Service Level Agreements (SLA) on-the-fly. As the technology development of 5G technologies is gaining momentum, pricing strategies have so far remained largely unexplored. This project proposes further investigation to define a theoretical framework that can be used to assess how the SLA and the network slices will be negotiated and priced. This will include i) defining the potential SLAs and selecting the network performance variables (capacity, latency, availability, etc.), ii) developing pricing schemes for the SLAs and their relationship with the network costs, and iii) investigating combinations of pricing schemes for network slices and their relationship to the viability of the business case.
TU Berlin
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (GTIC)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de I+d+i en Procesado de la Información y Telecomunicaciones
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones