Franz is Vice President and Executive Lead for “Access Disaggregation” at Deutsche Telekom Group’s “Technology Architecture and Innovation” unit. In his role, he is in charge of driving the development and implementation of innovative, flexible, and efficient network architectures for DT, covering both fixed and mobile networks. Franz has a strong focus on Open RAN, leading DT’s efforts to develop it towards a competitive deployable solution.
Before this role, Franz held various management positions in the mobile core network, infrastructure cloud, and mobile network architecture in DT headquarters. Besides other tasks, he was deeply involved in defining, standardizing, and introducing 4G and 5G and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV).