Virtualization – a key driver for 5G and IoT
June 10, 2016

IEEE COMSOC/SP/CS Austin Chapter invites you for

An insightful and intriguing view on IoT, 5G and Virtualization presentation


Title: “Virtualization – a key driver for 5G and IoT”


Presenter: Fawzi Behmann, TelNet Management


Date:   23-June-2016

Time:   06:00PM to 08:00PM (2.00 hours)

Location: AT&T Labs, Arboretum, Austin


RSVP              https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/40174






5G is not only classified as a higher bandwidth radio access technology, but also be the network for low-power devices and sensors that are classified as IoT devices, as well as low latency applications. Thus, 5G wireless network virtualization is envisioned to support billions of devices for wireless subscriptions and incorporate new wireless services for IoT.


In order to support such varying 5G use cases across multiple verticals, operators need to shift from being network centric to being more service oriented.


The best way to implement these network slices will be via virtualization – to use service provider SDN, NFV and network orchestration.


The presentation will provides technological progress, status and examples on IoT, 5G and how Virtualization will play an important part in accelerating services roll-out.



Brief Biography:

Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author and contributor in advancing adoption of technology in serving humanity. Fawzi spent over 30 years in industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications and networks spanning Semiconductor, communication systems and service provider. Fawzi led the definition and the developing hierarchical telecom networking management solution at Teleglobe Canada. He was a senior product manager with Nortel Networks for broadband edge and core nodes. Fawzi also served as the Director of Strategic Marketing with Motorola/Freescale for SoC networking & Communications product line in Austin, Texas.


Fawzi is passionate about technology automation and has founded TelNet Management Consulting in 2009 offering consulting services in the areas of smart networking solutions, IoT for key markets such as fitness & healthcare, smart homes/building, smart energy, smart infrastructure and smart cities. Fawzi is an international speaker, has several publications and recently a new book on the future of IoT “Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business “ published by Wiley http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118913744,subjectCd-EEJ0.html

Fawzi has been the recipient of several awards from Industry and IEEE including CEO Freescale Diamond Chip Award in 2008, and IEEE ComSoc Chapter of the year award in 2015 and Outstanding R5 member award for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal; Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario  and Executive MBA from Queen’s University, Ontario Canada.