Welcome to
The Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Frank H. P. Fitzek is leading the Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks with over 50 researchers. The main focus of the chair’s research is concentrated on the fifth generation mobile communications (5G), the Tactile Internet, network coding (NC), compressed sensing (CS), software defined networks (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), and distributed cloud computing (CC).

The chair is leading the excellence cluster Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop (CeTI), is participating in the Collaborative Research Center SFB 912 Highly Adaptive Energy-Efficient Computing (HAEC), and is partner in the following projects: 5G NetMobil, 5G Connected Mobility, 5Gang, 5G Energy Hub, TacNet, Secret, AutoDrive and several more financed by DFG, BMBF, and EU. Furthermore, the chair is part of the fast2020 program participating in fast cloud, fast robotics, and fast optics.

Bilateral research projects are currently carried out with (in alphabetical order) BMW Group, DE-CIX, Deutsche Telekom AG, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Nokia, O&O Software GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Telemotive AG, and Volkswagen AG.

In most of the aforementioned research topics, we collaborate with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Aalborg University (AAU), and Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE). Several projects are carried out with our partners from acticom GmbH, Chocolate Cloud ApS, Code On Technologies, Steinwurf ApS, and Wandelbots GmbH.

In addition, Professor Fitzek is the coordinator of the 5G Lab Germany at the TU Dresden, which encompasses an interdisciplinary team of 22 professors and almost 600 employees from various research institutes. He is also the speaker of the Smart Systems Hub (SSH) of Dresden – Enabling IoT.

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