Challenges Regarding Network Neutrality for Commercial Deployment of 5G Networks

  • Szymon Izydorek Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Reza Tadayoni Aalborg University, Denmark
Keywords: 5G, Net neutrality, network slicing, NFV


The paper aims to analyze the impact of equal data treatment applied in the European Union (EU) on the commercial deployment of the upcoming wireless standards such as 5G and beyond. The analysis of the different network neutrality involves several aspects, including engineering, social, economic and political aspects. Considering recent advancements in wireless networks like Network Function Virtualization or Network Slicing, this opens new research possibilities to analyze how various models influence aspects like the profitability of modern standards. To perform the study, a broad literature review and five interviews with the stakeholders from the industry have been done. Then, the knowledge has been segmented and interpreted so that an analysis of the net neutrality on future wireless standards has been given.


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Author Biographies

Szymon Izydorek, Aalborg University, Denmark

Szymon Izydorek received bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics engineering from Wrocław University of Science and Technology in 2012, the master’s degree in engineering (Innovative Communication Technologies and Entrepreneurship) from Aalborg University in 2019. He is currently working as an RAN engineer at the mobile network operator. His research areas include techno-economic studies, deployment and business models.

Reza Tadayoni, Aalborg University, Denmark

Reza Tadayoni (b 1962), Associate Professor,, PhD, Head of section, Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI)/Electronic Systems/Aalborg University. He holds a M.Sc.E.E. from DTU (Danish Technical University) specialized in broadband communication, and holds a PhD from DTU in the field of media convergence. His research and teaching areas have for the last 30 years been within the ICTs focusing on media convergence, including technology and business perspectives. He has participated as a project manager and partner in a number of international, European and Danish research projects and he has published a number of scientific papers and research reports in the areas of convergence, mobile/wireless development, telecommunications regulation, technology assessment and demand forecasting.


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