04-Mar-2020 11:34
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Stefan Schäfer is Vice President, Cloud at LANCOM Systems


Press Release 2020-612


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Aachen, March 04, 2020—The German network infrastructure supplier LANCOM Systems has appointed Stefan Schäfer as Vice President, Cloud. The 53-year-old took on this newly created position on February 1 and is responsible for the further development of solutions for cloud-managed networks and software-defined networking based on the LANCOM Management Cloud (LMC). He arrives from the telecommunications supplier Huawei, where he was responsible for cloud marketing in Germany.


The graduate computer scientist looks back on more than 25 years of experience in various positions in the IT and telecommunications industry. Most recently, he spent five years marketing the cloud solutions at Huawei. Other positions included various management responsibilities at Deutsche Telekom in the area of cloud services and mobile communications, both in Germany and abroad.


In his new position, Stefan Schäfer is responsible for the strategic development of the LANCOM Management Cloud. This is the basis for the LANCOM range of solutions in cloud-managed networks and enterprise SD-WAN, which enables the highly automated configuration and management of all network components in the area of WAN, LAN, WLAN and firewalls. He reports directly to Christian Schallenberg, CTO and member of the extended Management Board at LANCOM.


“With Stefan Schäfer, we are gaining a proven expert for cloud services and enterprise solutions,” says Christian Schallenberg. “This is a further important boost for our cloud and SD-WAN strategy.”


Stefan Schäfer likes to spend his leisure time reading a good book and traveling.




About LANCOM Systems:


LANCOM Systems GmbH is a leading European manufacturer of network and security solutions for business and the public sector. The portfolio includes hardware (WAN, LAN, WLAN, firewalls), virtual network components, and cloud-based software-defined networking (SDN).


Software and hardware development as well as manufacturing take place mainly in Germany, as does the hosting of the network management. There is a strong focus on trustworthiness and security. The company is committed to products that are free from backdoors and is a holder of the trust mark “IT Security Made in Germany” as initiated by the German Ministry of Economics.


LANCOM Systems was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters in Würselen near Aachen, Germany. Customers include SMEs, government agencies, institutions, and major corporations from all over the world.


Since summer 2018, the company has been an independent subsidiary of the Munich-based technology group Rohde & Schwarz.



Media contact:

Caroline Rixen

LANCOM Systems GmbH

Phone: +49 (0)2405 499 36 398