Checking date: 12/06/2017


Course: 2019/2020

Telecommunications Economics
(17514)
Study: Master in Industrial Economics and Markets (270)
EPC


Coordinating teacher: ESCRIBANO SAEZ, ALVARO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Economics

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
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Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Students become familiar with the characteristics of the Telecommunications Sector, supply and demand. They will be able to raise the common problems in the regulation of the Telecommunications, and recognize the problems of Enterprises decisions within the sector. Develop an ability to apply the techniques and tools of economic analysis to the study the Telecommunications sector, and prepare reports and documents on the evaluation of real projects analysis.
Description of contents: programme
Program Introduction: Basic Concepts and Overview Topic 1. The ICT scenario in the EU from an economic perspective. Topic 2. Introduction to Telecommunication Networks: Productivity, ICT and Firms Investment Climate. Economics Aspects in the Telecommunication Industry Topic 1: Fixed Voice Communications. Topic 2: Financial Aspects. Topic 3: Broadband Communications. Topic 4: Mobile Communications. Internet Economics and Digital Economy Topic 1: Internet. Topic 2: Marketing and Communications Networks. Topic 3: Social Networks and Communications. Topic 4: Dynamic Sectors in the Digital Economy: Case Studies. The Institutional Framework Topic 1: Regulatory Aspects of the EU. Topic 2: Competition Policy. Topic 3: The Demand Side, Universal Service and Consumer Protection. Topic 4: Critical Sectors: Privacy and Security of Service. Concluding Aspects: Round Table Challenges Operators (sustainability of infrastructure and contents), Consumers Digital Governance.
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical lessons Problem solving and case study in the classroom Individual and group work to solve problems, simulations and case study Presentation of individual and group work Visits to leading centers in the sector Tests
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.