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Telecommunication Economics

Selected Results of the COST Action IS0605 Econ@Tel

  • Up-to-date results

  • Fast-track conference proceedings

  • State-of-the-art research

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Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, volume 7216)

Part of the book sub series: Computer Communication Networks and Telecommunications (LNCCN)

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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

  2. Telecommunication Economics

    1. Introduction to Telecommunication Economics

      • Antonis M. Hadjiantonis
      Pages 1-2Open Access
  3. Evolution and Regulation of Communication Ecosystems

    1. Evolution and Regulation of Mobile Ecosystems: European Information Society Policies for the Mobile Search Domain

      • Sergio Ramos, José Luis Gómez-Barroso, Claudio Feijóo
      Pages 5-13Open Access
    2. Mobile Regulation for the Future

      • Zsuzsanna Kósa
      Pages 22-32Open Access
  4. Social and Policy Implications of Communication Technologies

    1. Mobile Communications of the Needy and Poor: Affordability Indicators, European Data, Social Tariffs

      • Louis-Francois Pau, Pedro Puga, Hong Chen, Zviad Kirtava
      Pages 44-55Open Access
    2. Implications of mHealth Service Deployments: A Comparison between Dissimilar European Countries

      • Frederic Vannieuwenborg, Zviad Kirtava, Lambros Lambrinos, Jan Van Ooteghem, Sofie Verbrugge
      Pages 56-66Open Access
    3. Social Communication Behaviors of Virtual Leaders

      • Daphna Shwarts-Asher
      Pages 67-77Open Access
    4. Policy Implications of Digital Television

      • Bartolomeo Sapio
      Pages 78-88Open Access
  5. Economics and Governance of Future Networks

    1. Public Intervention in the Deployment of NGNs

      • José Luis Gómez-Barroso, Claudio Feijóo
      Pages 91-99Open Access
    2. Public Private Partnerships and Next Generation Networks

      • Idongesit Williams, Morten Falch
      Pages 100-107Open Access
    3. Internet Governance and Economics of Network Neutrality

      • Patrick Maillé, Peter Reichl, Bruno Tuffin
      Pages 108-116Open Access
    4. Green Networks and Green Tariffs as Driven by User Service Demand

      • Louis-Francois Pau
      Pages 117-125Open Access
    5. Environmental Impact of ICT on the Transport Sector

      • Morten Falch
      Pages 126-137Open Access
    6. Cost-Efficient NGN Rollout

      • Sofie Verbrugge, Jan Van Ooteghem, Koen Casier, Marlies Van der Wee, Mathieu Tahon
      Pages 138-147Open Access
    7. Software Business in the Telecommunications Sector

      • Lauri Frank, Eetu Luoma, Oleksiy Mazhelis, Mirja Pulkkinen, Pasi Tyrväinen
      Pages 148-155Open Access

About this book

This book constitutes a collaborative and selected documentation of the scientific outcome of the European COST Action IS0605 Econ@Tel "A Telecommunications Economics COST Network" which run from October 2007 to October 2011. Involving experts from around 20 European countries, the goal of Econ@Tel was to develop a strategic research and training network among key people and organizations in order to enhance Europe's competence in the field of telecommunications economics. Reflecting the organization of the COST Action IS0605 Econ@Tel in working groups the following four major research areas are addressed: - evolution and regulation of communication ecosystems; - social and policy implications of communication technologies; - economics and governance of future networks; - future networks management architectures and mechanisms.


  • computer communications
  • mobile communications
  • network architectures
  • network economics
  • network management
  • networking
  • telecommunication regulation

Editors and Affiliations

  • Kios Research Center, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

    Antonis M. Hadjiantonis

  • Institut für Informatik (IFI), Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

    Burkhard Stiller

Bibliographic Information

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