Thomas Magedanz

Head of NGN Division



Thomas Magedanz (PhD) is professor of the chair for Next Generation
Networks (AV – Architektur der Vermittlungsknoten in German) within the
electrical engineering and computer sciences faculty of the Technische
Universität Berlin, Germany, where he is educating Master and PhD
students in the converging fields of 5G, SDN/NFV-based control platforms
for multimedia and M2M/IOT applications on top of converging fixed and
mobile broadband networks.
In addition, he is director of the Next Generation Network Infrastructures (NGNI)
Competence Center at Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in Berlin, Germany, which is the biggest
German research organization for applied research. As independent technology experts he
and his team is responsible for the provision of 5G/SDN/NFV/IOT/M2M testbeds for key
operators, integrators, and vendors around the globe. In this context he is since more than
25 years a globally recognized pioneer for the development of advanced network and service
technology software toolkits, namely the OpenIMSCore, OpenEPC, OpenMTC, and the new
Open5GCore and OpenSDNCore, enabling cloud-based scalable agile R&D Testbed and
realistic Proof of Concept implementations, such as the new Open 5G-Playground
More at https://www.av.tu-berlin.de/menue/team/prof_dr_thomas_magedanz/