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About Franz Kasparec


Head of global digital infrastructure and cybersecurity in telecommunications, media and technology

Franz Kasparec is globally in charge of the digital infrastructure and cybersecurity offerings in the telecommunications, media and technology industries. He spends much of his time advising carriers, media companies, and internet providers on new infrastructure and security trends. One of his specializations is mobile edge computing (MEC) and virtualization of the radio access network (RAN) in telecom. He holds several cybersecurity and business-continuity management certifications. Franz is a resident of Vienna, Austria.




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Just as the world of telecommunications gets used to the idea of Network Function Virtualization (NFV), the scene shifts again with the emergence of Network Function Cloudification (NFC). Is this revolution or evolution?  Is it about rejecting NFV in favor of NFC, or is it just about taking the next step? Most telcos have accepted the critical importance of virtualizing network functions as a means…