Basic networking technologies, regulatory issues, and the economic
ecosystem of communication service providers. Basic microeconomic
principles and regulatory structures. Pricing of communication services
and usage models in the different competition models. Interconnection
between networks, network formation games, paid peering and peering games.
Economics of network neutrality, sponsored content, zero-rating services
and its social and regulatory issues. Simultaneous ascending price
auctions for spectrum sale: mechanism design, bidder strategies and case
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