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

Platform configurations for local and private 5G networks in complex industrial multi-stakeholder ecosystems

Petri Ahokangas, Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Seppo Yrjölä, Heikki Hämmäinen 2021 Telecommunications Policy

Smart grid evolution and mobile communications - Scenarios on the Finnish power grid

Seppo Borenius, Heikki Hämmäinen, Matti Lehtonen, Petri Ahokangas 2021 Electric Power Systems Research

Local 5G services on campus premises

Venkatesh Kulkarni, Jaspreet Walia, Heikki Hämmäinen, Seppo Yrjölä, Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Risto Jurva 2021 Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance

Drivers of logistics outsourcing

Oskari Rintala, Tomi Solakivi, Sini Laari, Juuso Töyli, Lauri Ojala 2021 International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management

A virtualization infrastructure cost model for 5g network slice provisioning in a smart factory

Jaspreet Singh Walia, Heikki Hämmäinen, Kalevi Kilkki, Hannu Flinck, Seppo Yrjölä, Marja Matinmikko-Blue 2021 JOURNAL OF SENSOR AND ACTUATOR NETWORKS

Spectrum assignment for connected vehicles

A. Basaure, B. Finley, H. Hämmäinen 2021 Computer Communications

How does enterprise IoT traffic evolve? Real-world evidence from a Finnish operator

Benjamin Finley, J. Benseny, A. Vesselkov, J. Walia 2020 Internet of Things: Engineering Cyber Physical Human Systems

Safe and sustainable design of composite smart poles for wireless technologies

Donato Di Vito, Mikko Kanerva, Jan Järveläinen, Alpo Laitinen, Tuomas Pärnänen, Kari Saari, Kirsi Kukko, Heikki Hämmäinen, Ville Vuorinen 2020 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
More information on our research in the Research database.
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