Preparing for 5G and collaborative technologies in Austin
May 6, 2017


Fawzi Behmann, President TelNet Management Consulting, Inc. and 

Vice Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society

Date: 11 May 2017

Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Central

Location: AT&T Labs,  9505 Arboretum  Austin, Texas






5G technologies is promised to be the technology that is not only will increase coverage and data rate but also accelerate and enable new use cases and applications that would be difficult to be supported by 4G.


5G is expected to impact many areas in our lives such transportation, energy, public safety and drive greater efficiencies, safety and smartness. In the area of health, 5G  will enables new possibilities in terms of health care including imaging, diagnostics, data analytics, and treatment that will bring consistent, reliable user experiences to improve medical care.


Austin is taking a lead in several fronts promoting 5G platform for research, trials, collaboration and education.


The talk will describe some of the key differences between 4G and 5G, 5G roadmap, and trials. How 5G, IoT, Virtualization and security will result in a powerful ecosystem to serve all markets. Ecosystem players will include public-private partnership (City, Universities & Researchers, Service Providers, equipment vendors, Utilities, 3rd parties, startups and others). Several use cases will be illustrated in key areas such as transportation, energy, public safety and health. These will all be part building smarter city.


The talk will conclude with some of the 2017/18 Austin activities and events addressing 5G and collaborative technologies such as City of Austin 5G initiative, 2018 IEEE GreenTech of Smart City and several other industry events.





Fawzi Behmann,

President TelNet Management Consulting, Inc

Vice Chair, IEEE  NA Communications Society

DL, IEEE Communications and Computer Societies


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 was a principle architect and championed the definition and the development of integrated pre-IoT telecom alert system and networking management solution at Teleglobe Canada. He was a senior product manager with Nortel Networks for enterprise broadband edge and core product releases. 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 Inc. in 2009 offering consulting services in the areas of technology trends and positioning for smart networking empowered by collaborative technologies such as IoT, 5G, virtualization, big data/analytics and security across key markets and areas such as Health, energy, transportation, public safety and smart cities.


Fawzi has been a keynote speaker at difference conferences, distinguished lecturer at several events. Fawzi conducted workshops and organized sessions at aeveral industry events. He is a board member with several companies and has several publications and co-authored book on the subject of future IoT “Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business “ published by Wiley, June 2015 http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118913744,subjectCd-EEJ0.html


Fawzi has been the recipient of several awards from Industry and IEEE.  He is a senior member of IEEE, and is currently the ComSoc NA vice chair, CTS Conference & PACE Chair, and ComSoc/SP/CS/EMBS Austin chapter chair.


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.


Seats are limited. Please RSVP

Free F&B


For more information   Contact

email f.behmann@ieee.org

Chair ComSoc/SP and EMBS/CS Austin Chapters