Business models and techno-economic analysis for 5G networks

  • Monday, 12 June 2017, 9:00-12:30, Room IT112

  • Organiser:

    • Theodoros Rokkas, Ioannis Neokosmidis (INCITES Consulting, Greece)
    • George Agapiou (OTE, Greece)
    • Carmen Mas Machuca (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
    • Simon Fletcher (Real Wireless, UK)
    • Valerio Frascolla (Intel, Germany)


Motivation and Background

The workshop is co-organized by the following 5GPPP projects: CHARISMA, SESAME, COHERENT, VirtuWind, NORMA, 5GEx, SPEED-5G, SELFNET and mmMAGIC.

This workshop will focus on relevant business- and techno-economic-aspects of future 5G networks. It will provide insight on the business impacts and opportunities from the deployment of 5G networks for all actors in the telecommunications ecosystem such as verticals, incumbent and new operators, service providers, application developers, content providers, regulators, equipment manufacturers etc. The potential for new roles such as brokers, aggregators and marketplaces, will also be discussed.

5G networks promise to address most of the existing limitations of current networks as well as improve several aspects and introduce new functionalities and business models. Network softwarization, virtualization and multi-tenancy are some of the improvements associated with 5G that can create new business opportunities for traditional telecom operators and new actors such as service providers, software developers, brokers, startups and SMEs. The workshop will address these new business opportunities and will present and debate new business models.

The workshop will also address aspects related to the techno-economic analysis of future 5G deployments such as CAPEX and OPEX modeling, demand models for new services, pricing strategies and charging schemes, including new methodologies and modeling. It will also identify major challenges of business and service coordination in the multi-actor 5G services value chain and will depict the correlation of 5G wholesale services as fundamental building blocks and enablers for retail markets and verticals.



Session 1 (9:00 – 9:20)

Keynote presentation: “5G stumbling blocks and how to unleash the innovation potentials”, Håkon Lønsethagen (Telenor)


Session 2 (9:20 – 10:30)


  • “SESAME Project: Factors affecting 5G market adoption”, Ioannis Neokosmidis, (INCITES Consulting)
  • “5G-MiEdge project: Use Cases and Business Aspects in merging mmWave and MEC technologies”, Valerio Frascolla, (Intel)
  • “SPEED-5G project: Dynamic spectrum management and related new business opportunities”, Valerio Frascolla, (Intel)
  • “Micro operator driven mobile business ecosystem”, Marja Matinmikko, (University of Oulu)
  • “5GEX project: 5G Multi-Operator Services and Exchange Solutions”, Håkon Lønsethagen (Telenor)
  • “TWEETHER: W-band Point to Multipoint, an economy model”, Claudio Paoloni (Lancaster University, UK)


Coffee Break (10:30 – 11:00)


Session 3 (11:00-12:15)


  • “CHARISMA project: A reference business model for 5G networks: the CHARISMA architecture”, Theodoros Rokkas, (INCITES Consulting)
  • “mmMagic project: Techno-economic analysis for a 5G small cell deployment with different centralisation split points”, Mythri Hunukumbure (Samsung UK).
  • “VirtuWind project: Techno-economic framework for SDN/NFV based industrial networks: A Wind Park case study”, Carmen Mas Machuca (Technical University of Munich)
  • “COHERENT project: Techno-economics on spectrum and RAN techniques for 5G networks”, Christina Lessi, (COSMOTE)
  • “FUTEBOL: Optical/Wireless Convergence: Technological and economic impact from a Europe/Brazil perspective”, Johann Marquez-Barja (CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and Communications, Trinity College)
  • “microOperator project: Global-Local Equilibrium in 5G Business”, Seppo Yrjölä, (Nokia)


Wrap-up, outcomes and discussion (12:15-12:30)