Vice President Core Network and Services, Deutsche Telekom AG
Franz is Vice President Core Network and Services at Deutsche Telekom Group Technology. In his role he is in charge to drive the development of innovative and efficient network architectures for DT in the areas of core network and service enabling, covering both fixed and mobile networks.
Prior to this role, Franz held various management positions in the area of mobile core network and mobile network architecture in DT headquarters. Besides other tasks, he was deeply involved in definition, standardisation and introduction of 4G.
Franz joined the mobile communications industry mid 2000 in Austria for preparations and introduction of 3G, moving on to DT headquarters in Germany early 2006. Before joining DT, he worked as System Engineer for PBX software from 1996, focussing on Enterprise VoIP issues from 1998, being based in Europe and U.S. (Silicon Valley). Franz studied Electrical Engineering and holds a M. Sc. degree from Technical University Vienna.