The goal of Econ@Tel is to develop a strategic research, training network among key people/organizations in order to enhance Europe’s competence in the field of telecommunications economics, to support related R&D-initiatives, and to provide guidelines, recommendations to European players (end-users, enterprises, operators, regulators, policy makers, content providers) for the provision of new converged broadband, wireless, content delivery networks to citizens and enterprises.
Econ@Tel coordinates the development of research methodologies, tools from engineering, media, and business research. Regulatory issues helping or hindering the adoption of economically efficient services are identified.
Econ@Tel mobilizes the “critical mass” and diversity of economists, business research experts, engineers, and scientists working in communications and content economics. It is the first cross-disciplinary COST Action tackling jointly these issues. It differentiates itself from engineering-focused projects under EU Frameworks.
|Reference:||EU COST Action 605|
|Source of funding:||European Commission|
|Project Duration:||April 18, 2007 - October 1, 2011|
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The main objective of this Action is to allow business partnering to drive networking services and their sustainable provisioning for consumers and enterprises alike.
Thus, in closer detail, the Econ@Tel COST Action aims to:
- Mobilize the critical mass of scientists working in telecommunications and media economics across Europe, and enhance European R&D competence in these fields.
- Improve European competitiveness by enhancing the economic and social viability of new services and business models by letting these drive technology selections.
- Develop a new wave of researchers working in telecommunications and media economics.
- Allow European and partner country suppliers of services and products to reduce the time possibly to be spent on identifying suitable partnering and business models and derived functionality.
- Support European strategy and policy development in telecommunications and media economics.
- Investigate proper pricing tariffing and revenue distribution approaches for customized and new services
- Understand better social networks, their impacts on "classical economy" and their heterogeneity
Inquiries may be directed to the local Swiss project management:
|Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller|
|University of Zürich, IFI|
|Phone: +41 44 635 67 10|
|Fax: +41 44 635 68 09|