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Welcome to AV Chair
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Welcome to the Chair "Next Generation Networks (NGN)" (also called Architekturen der Vermittlungsknoten - AV in German) led by Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz.
This chair - founded in 2004 and funded by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - is part of the Institute for Telecommunication Systems within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technische Universität Berlin.
AV maintains a strong cooperation with the Fraunhofer FOKUS competence center Software-based Networks (NGNI) , which is also directed by Prof. Magedanz.
AV performs applied research and development activities in the
field of converging service and network environments, looking for the
migration from legacy telecommunication infrastructures towards
integrated service environments on top of fixed and mobile Next
Generation Networks (NGNs) and emerging Future Internet (FI)
technologies. The current focus areas include the fifth Generation
Mobile Network (5G), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, the
Internet of Things (IoT), Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network
Function Virtualization (NFV). The overall AV/NGNI research vision
“NGN2FI Evolution” reflects these research activities, and in this
regard we are active in various national and European research
projects (see research)  in order to develop related software
toolkits and testbed infrastructures for efficient proof of concept
validation of innovative research ideas.
In addition, AV presents lectures, seminars and project courses for Bachelor, Master, and PhD students in the above-mentioned fields (see teaching ). International students are very welcome - all courses are presented in English.
More Informations about the Fraunhofer FOKUS Competence Center "Next Generation Network Infrastructures"
(PDF, 1,1 MB) 
NGNI presents itself in FOKUS Image Brochure “Engineering ICT for Smart Cities“
FOKUS Image brochure: NGNI
(PDF, 2,2 MB) 
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