The need for a socio-economic assessment of future networks (FNs) is documented in the "Social and economic awareness" objective and in the "Economic incentives" design goal of Recommendation ITU-T Y.3001.

Recommendation ITU-T Y.3013 introduces tussle analysis as a meta-method for such a socio‑economic assessment of FN technology. Different methods are proposed to implement the three steps that comprise tussle analysis. The benefits of integrating tussle analysis into the standardization phase of FN technology are highlighted.