Cross-over Application of Enterprise Architecture and Modularization in Telco R&D

  • Heinrich Arnold
  • Michael Erner
  • Peter Möckel
  • Christopher Schläffer


This section describes how a cross-over application of enterprise architecture in telco R&D helps to cope with issues in the early innovation stages – complexity management in view of the choice of alternative technological paths and implementation uncertainty in view of distance of strategic and operational levels. Linking enterprise architecture concepts and early innovation stages, it builds on the modularization of R&D results.

As a result it provides the ability to effectively face a number of innovation processes, interfaces, platforms and roadmaps and is associated with knowledge of markets and users.

enterprise architecture (EA) framework has been introduced and widely used in the domains of IT and business processes to bring a holistic picture to both of them. It can – together with a modularization concept – offer an important instrument for coping with the challenges to telco R&D. The applicability of the EA framework is extended so as to focus innovation efforts on specific modules or architectures. At Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, cross-over application of enterprise architecture is used as a fast reaction approach to manage reusable and re-combinable modules and to allocate them properly.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinrich Arnold
    • 1
  • Michael Erner
    • 1
  • Peter Möckel
    • 1
  • Christopher Schläffer
    • 2
  1. 1.LaboratoriesDeutsche Telekom AGBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Deutsche Telekom AGBonnGermany

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