Franz is Vice President “Core Network & PaaS” and lead for “Access Disaggregation” at Deutsche Telekom Group’s “Technology Architecture and Innovation” unit. In his role he is in charge to drive the development of innovative, flexible and efficient network architectures for DT, covering both fixed and mobile networks.
In addition Franz is leading the “cloud and services” domain within the Technology Architecture division of DT’s German operation, Telekom Deutschland.
Prior to this role, Franz held various management positions in the area of mobile core network, infrastructure cloud and mobile network architecture in DT headquarters. Besides other tasks, he was deeply involved in definition, standardisation and introduction of 4G and 5G.