P1651 Technical assessment of fibre only solutions for Telcos´ drop segments in greenfield environments
P1652 Service Oriented Architectures (SoA) for convergent Service Delivery Platforms
P1653 M2M - Opportunities in new service paradigmsnbsp;
P1654 Mobile Advertisement (M-Ads) – Spam threat or new opportunity?
P1655 Mobile online gaming - from Tetris towards ubiquity?
P1656 Definition of an open and extendible IMS Client Framework
P1657 Future Internet – the operators’ vision
P1551 Applications and services for ADSL2+ and beyond
P1552 Open Source for Next Generation OSS
P1553 The impact of peer-to-peer networking on Internet Service Providers
P1554 WiMAP - WiMAX for Mobile Applications
P1555 Sensor Telcos - new business opportunities
P1556 Using IP Multicast for the efficient distribution of on-demand streaming content
P1557 Fixed Mobile Convergence
P1558 Community Interaction
P1559 VoIP Security
P1401 Service Development in the Home
P1402 TIMES (The Inter-operator IM and Mobile IM service)
P1421 Interconnection of Multimedia Service Networks
P1441 ID Management enabling AAA services
P1442 NEMOGS (New market opportunities by Galileo satellite services)
P1443 TRAWIS (Traffic models for Wireless Services)
P1444 NGN signalling with ENUM
P1445 OSS for NGN - Coordination of Telco Activities
P1446 WiBAN - WiMAX in Backhaul and Access Networks
P1447 BISSLA – Business models and Service Level Agreements in open value chains
P1448 Opportunities offered by Carrier Grade Multipoint Services
P1301 ETRACS (E-commerce trading of connectivity services)
P1302 PROFIT (Potential pRofit Opportunities in the Future ambient InTelligence world)
P1303 ANFINA (Access Networks control Functions and Interfaces in NGN Architectures)
P1304 CENTS (Cost Effective migration to FTTx-Networks for Tomorrow's Services)
P1305 GENIE (GMPLS and MPLS in Enhanced IP Networks)
P1306 BIZCOOL (Business to business interaction with Web Services and ebXML)
P1307 MultiDeli (Multi Devices Service Delivery)
P1308 FRAPESA (Framework for personalisation of services and applications in next generation mobile services)
P1309 Health risk assessment of the effects of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields
P1341 NGN Service Concepts
P1342 Risk management in bandwidth and wholesale services and the issue of bandwidth pricing
P1344 Concepts for generic Telco Application Servers in the various Sub-domains of Telco industries
P1345 Mobile Internet/Instant Messenger - the way to enrich our customers' world
P1346 Potential of the RFID technology for Telecom Operators
P1347 Online Console Gaming on the Web
P1349 TelCo Grid - Business Opportunities for Telecom Operators in the Grid Market
P1350 Multi-application Smart Card Market Opportunities
P1201 ERNIE (Entertainment and new services via DSL)
P1203 The operator's vision on systems beyond 3G
P1204 Mobile Presence
P1205 Identity and ICTs - Analysis and Implications for Service Design
P1206 Broadband Services in the Intelligent Wireless Home
P1207 OPERA (Interoperability of DRM Technologies)
P1208 LOCAWA (Location Awareness)
P1209 XML Web Services
P1241 Cool Town - like architectures and telecom networks
P1242 Web Services Orchestration
P1243 Perspectives and Potentital of ebXML - standards for SMEs
P1244 Homogeneous Infrastructures for Hot Spot scenarios
P1245 EASY (Ethernet based Access networks Studies)
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What is this Project about?
Constructed correctly, an
e-marketplace for connectivity services will create a more flexible means
of purchasing and selling compared to conventional bilateral agreements.
The effective pooling of resources in the market place should lead to
their more efficient use, benefiting all concerned from an economic point
of view. Network expansion could be more effectively and efficiently
managed. The ability to buy additional capacity at short notice may enable
participants to accept business they normally would have turned away. New
markets could be created with applications that require significant
amounts of bandwidth over relatively short periods of time such as video
conferencing, large database backups etc. The market, in theory, could be
extended to include derivative products such as options and more exotic
contractual arrangements such as swaps. These additions would improve
flexibility and control over risk management in network investments. In
order to achieve these benefits, a good understanding of the technical and
economic issues surrounding a market in connectivity services is required.
Gaining this understanding is the aim of this project.
What are the main objectives of this Project?
The project aims to advance the state-of-the-art in electronic trading of complex connectivity services by designing, specifying, implementing and testing advanced functions for an innovative e-marketplace for commoditised connectivity services.
First an overview of connectivity services, of existing markets for them and mechanisms for their trading will be given. Existing services that are already traded and additional ones that could be suitable for trading on e-marketplaces will be identified. From this, a scheme for their categorisation and commoditisation will be developed.
Existing trading mechanisms will be analysed and new ones developed. Market players will be examined and potential market scenarios conceived. The possibility of the development and use of derivative instruments, based on tradable commoditised connectivity services, will be investigated.
Based on the analysis of existing e-marketplaces, additional functionalities and interfaces will be specified that enable advanced trading of sophisticated connectivity service, involving the services and trading mechanisms mentioned above. The feasibility of implementing the new functionalities and potential technical constraints will also be considered. After the implementation of some enabling e-marketplace functionality for the trading of connectivity services the platform will be tested. The trial scenarios will be defined from the results of the analysis of market players, trading mechanisms and scenarios from earlier in the project.