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Professor Frank H. P. Fitzek

Blazing the way with new approaches to sustainability and security. 

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Professor Frank H. P. Fitzek


Head of Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks, TU Dresden 


Professor Fitzek and his team research 5G possibilities, including the tactile internet and quantum communications, for new approaches to sustainability, security, resilience, and latency.

Professor Fitzek heads up a future-facing team dedicated to influencing communications systems through his pioneering research in 5G and 6G systems. Frank’s team are shaping the tactile internet, and uncovering possibilities in quantum communication. Both hold game-changing potential for sustainability, security, resilience and latency. The power of 5G mobile networks is already fundamentally changing how we work and learn, and Frank’s work is also helping to give people equal opportunities - regardless of gender, age, cultural background or physical limitation.  

“5G enables quasi real-time communication between people and machines, digital twins, augmented and virtual reality, haptic communication and operating in the metaverse, that are the technological progress and digital transformation of our society." 


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Frank H. P. Fitzek

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