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Light Reading Network X Americas
May 21-23, 2024
Irving Convention Center at Las ColinasIrving, Texas

Thomas Magedanz
University Professor at TU Berlin, HoD at Fraunhofer FOKUS, Advisor at Uniberg at Fraunhofer FOKUS


Thomas Magedanz (PhD) has been professor at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, leading the chair for next generation networks ( since 2004. In addition, since 2003 he has been Director of the Business Unit Software-based Networks (NGNI) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS ( in Berlin.

For more than 35 years Prof. Magedanz has been a globally recognized ICT expert, working in the convergence field of telecommunications, Internet and information technologies understanding both the technology domains and the international market demands. He is an open networking pioneer and the creator of many open technology testbeds and related software toolkits, such as the Fraunhofer 5G Playground ( which is based on the Open5GCore software toolkit ( Since 2022, he is coordinating the German national flagship project CampusOS (, which aims to build an ecosystem for open campus networks.

His current research is targeting the 5G evolution to 6G, including Core-RAN integration (including Open RAN integration), Satellite/Non-terrestrial Networks and 5G/6G integration, as well as AI/ML based 5G/6G network control and management. In this context he is acting as principal investigator in the German BMBF Open6GHub (, and BMBF 6G-RIC ( flagship projects, investigating in new organic 6G networks. For more details see

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Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Redefining Sustainability KPIs for 6G Design

  • Keynote Panel: The Impact of Digital Transformation on the Network Team

  • Panel Discussion: 5G Venue Networks: Public and Private Use Cases