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Gerhard Kafka

Main Details

Full name Gerhard Kafka
Country Germany
Primary language German
Specialist areas

telecommunications, next generation networks, Internet, VPN, UMTS, LTE, xDSL, VoIP, Powerline, Wireless: WLAN & WiMAX, Security, Triple/Quad Play, Unified messaging, unified communications, OTN, Smart City, Smart Home, Smart Grid/Meter

Editorial work News writing, Features writing
Media outlets regularly worked for

VDE dialog, Funkschau, Computerwoche, LANline, NET,

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Last updated 22-04-2015 11:54


since 1990: Independent consultant for commercial telecommunications, seminar leader and free lance journalist in Egling. Focus on private and public networks, corporate networks, multiservice networks (NGN), convergence, legal aspects, deregulation, incumbent and alternative carriers, Smart Cities, LAN solutions, SONET/SDH, OTN, DWDM, ISDN, PABX, VoIP, protocol tester, network management, security, Internet, IP networks, mobile and satellite communications, CATV, international standards and close observation of new technologies like Automatisation, B-ISDN, DTM, xDSL, IP VPN, (G)MPLS, VPLS, Carrier Ethernet, FTTx, LEO/MEO, WLAN, UWB, WiMAX, UMTS and LTE.

since 1978: various publications in German and international technical magazines including BYTE, BYTE European Reseller, Computerwoche, Citynet, DATACOM, Convergence, Data Communications, Dialog, ELEKTRONIK, elektronik journal, European Computer Sources, Funkschau, Gateway, Information Week, IT-Management, LANline, mc, Markt & Technik, Nachrichtentechnik, NET, NetworkWorld, N&C Networks & Communications, NTZ, Online-ISDN, teleCommunications, TPN, PC-Netze, VDI Nachrichten, and WissenHeute. Eight books published: "Basiswissen der Datenkommunikation", "Grundlagen der Datenkommunikation", "Highspeed multimediale Kommunikation mit xDSL", "WLAN - Technik, Standards, Planung und Sicherheit“, “WiMAX“, “Triple Play“, “Triple Play wird FIT“, and „FTTH/B Glasfasernetze. Publisher of two newsletters focusing on ISDN for CMP and Interest. Editorial contributions for the exhibition magazines CeBIT News and Networld +Interop Show News. Speaker at various congresses including BEL2, e-Times, Exponet, FTTH Council Europe, ITEX, LANline, MessComp, NetworkWorld, Netzwerktage, ONLINE, ORGATECHNIK, PRO-IN and Vize 21. Seminar leader for ACG, ComMunic, Computerwoche, DATACOM, DMC, Frost & Sullivan, GES mbH, Gemeinschaftsseminar, Group, IDG, IDC-EMEA, IFTT-EDV-Consult, IIR Deutschland, Plenum Institut, Swisscom, Technische Akademie Esslingen (TAE), Technische Akademie Wuppertal, UEBERREUTER Managerakademie, ZGDV e.V and several in-house trainings.