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Telecom sector modelling from a functional perspective

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Master of Science Thesis, Carolyn Simmonds Zuniga, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science and Services (NAS) Group Trans-Sector-Innovation Delft University of Technology.

The Telecom sectors’ current evolutionary stage requires a thorough evaluation of all its current implementations in order ro restructure and consolidate them. In order ro maintain the vital telecom contribution to our society and economy, cost optimisations and the ability to keep on innovating in an increasing complex setting, need to be safeguarded. We know that, apart from financial difficulties, there are important handicaps in this sector itself: it has an ill-defined set of functions that has been addressed by different standardisation bodies. This has led to the main research question, namely:


How to identify a best of breed model which both reflects the current (2009) and the near future (2012)
Telecom sector functionality in order to come up with an advise about optimizing its internal functional structure taking into account the relevant requirements concerning interoperability with other sectors ?

The major objective of this study was to identify both the internal and external functions performed by the Telecom sector and thus reveal how they provide value to the other nodes in the sectors’ network. The Telecom sector (as defined in this document) is the research domain and subject of modelling in this thesis. Accordingly, the functional approach deliberately chosen for this project provides an implementation independent basis of knowledge that could be transferrable from the Telecom sector to other sectors or to different aggregation levels in the economy and society.

Download Final Version Thesis from original links …

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Written by astimen

November 23, 2009 at 1:29 pm

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