Business School

Group objectives

The Pricing in Next-Generation Networks (PING) Research Group connects a number of objectives, which guide our research activities.

Founded in 2004 PING aims to:

  • Develop an analytical understanding of the evolution of communications networks towards the implementation of Next-Generation networks: fibre-to-the-home, 4G mobile, all-IP.
  • Develop innovative pricing schemes for IP-based communication networks.
  • Apply various research methods such as analytic modelling, simulation, case studies, and proof-of-concept implementations.
  • Foster a multi-disciplinary approach with expertise from economics, network engineering, IS management, and marketing.
  • Promote results and work-in-progress to the research community and to the related industry.
  • Provide regular contributions to the research community by conference papers, articles, and other work-in-progress contributions.