2nd Workshop on business models and techno-economic analysis for 5G networks

Monday, 18 June 2018, 14:00-18:00, M4 hall
  • Theodoros Rokkas (inCITES Consulting, Luxembourg)
  • Ioannis Neokosmidis (inCITES Consulting, Luxembourg)
  • Carmen Mas Machuca (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Marco Di Girolamo (Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Italy)
  • Valerio Frascolla (Intel, Germany)


Motivation and Background

This workshop will focus on relevant business- and techno-economic aspects of 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 and equipment manufacturers.

The forthcoming 5G system promises to address most of the existing limitations of current networks as well as to 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, taking into consideration potentially new stakeholders.
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.
Finally, also the important aspects of standardization status and support of the new 5G technology enablers as well as regulation matters for 5G deployments will be discussed.
The workshop will bring together representatives from the most important H2020 projects and other parties’ interest in the development and progression of the identified topics.



The workshop will be structured around the current progress and research activities of the H2020 projects in the areas of business modelling, techno-economic analysis and ecosystem impact of the newly proposed 5G technologies.

The structure of the Workshop is as follows:

Keynote speaker:

Professor Federico Pigni (Grenoble Ecole de Management)

 Session 1 of invited presentations 

  • Håkon Lønsethagen (Telenor): Multi-Provider Services and Business Enablers By The 5G Exchange Service Orchestration
  • Carmen Mas Machuca (Technische Universität München): Techno-economic evaluation of SDN/NFV applied to Wind Parks
  • Valerio Frascolla (Intel): Limitations and issues of 5G deployments from the standards and regulatory point of view

Coffee break

 Session 2 of invited presentations 

  • George Agapiou (OTE): Techno-economic analysis of controller-Coherent case
  • Simon Fletcher (RealWireless): 5G platforms for business value creation
  • Theodoros Rokkas (inCITES Consulting): The neutral host as a driver for future network deployments
  • Valerio Frascolla (Intel): Techno-economic aspects of mmWaves and MEC, two key enablers for 5G networks

Closing panel and Q&A 

Discussion and conclusions.


Theodoros Rokkas (inCITES)


Håkon Lønsethagen (Telenor)

Carmen Mas Machuca (Technische Universität München)

Valerio Frascolla (Intel)

Simon Fletcher (RealWireless)