Department of Communications and Networking

Network Economics

The group studies the techno-economic aspects of communication services and networks.
Network Economics

Our current research challenges include the quantitative analysis of:

The group develops and applies research methods such as statistical analysis, agent-based simulation, system dynamics, and techno-economic modeling. The research touches several micro-economic theories including switching costs, transaction costs, game theory, long tail, diffusion theory, two-sided markets, and prospect theory.


The research group is led by Professor Heikki Hämmäinen.


Latest publications

Internet of things (IoT) platform competition: Consumer switching versus provider multihoming

Arturo Basaure Quintana, Alexandr Vesselkov, Juuso Töyli 2020 Technovation

Feasibility of IP-over-ICN

Jaume Benseny, Dmitrij Lagutin, Heikki Hämmäinen, Dirk Trossen 2020 Telecommunication Systems

Business Models for Local 5G Micro Operators

Petri Ahokangas, Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Seppo Yrjola, Veikko Seppanen, Heikki Hammainen, Risto Jurva, Matti Latva-aho 2019 IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking

Network Slice Instantiation for 5G Micro-Operator Deployment Scenarios

Idris Badmus, Jaspreet Walia, Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Tarik Taleb 2019 2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) 18-21 June 2019 Valencia, Spain, Spain

Network Slicing Management Technique for Local 5G Micro-Operator Deployments

Idris Badmus, Jaspreet Walia, Marja Matinmikko-Blue 2019 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS) 27-30 August 2019 Oulu, Finland

City strategies for a 5G small cell network on light poles

J. Benseny, J. Walia, H. Hämmäinen, J. Salmelin 2019 2019 CTTE-FITCE: Smart Cities & Information and Communication Technology

The mitigating role of regulation on the concentric patterns of broadband diffusion. The case of Finland

Jaume Benseny, Juuso Töyli, Heikki Hämmäinen, Andrés Arcia-Moret 2019 Telematics and Informatics

Mobile QoE prediction in the field

E. Boz, B. Finley, A. Oulasvirta, K. Kilkki, J. Manner 2019 Pervasive and Mobile Computing

Value chain perspective on the use of trade credit during the 2006–2015 business cycle–evidence from Eurozone SMEs

Perttu Hautala, Harri Lorentz, Juuso Töyli 2019 International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
More information on our research in the Research database.
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