Javan Erfanian

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Canada

In his role within Wireless Network at Bell Canada, Javan primes the wireless technology strategic direction, while working with the global industry, various forums, and the research community. In particular, he has been contributing to the work programs at NGMN, including the 5G initiative, for which he was the Co-Lead, and the 5G White Paper Chief Editor (2014/15), and, most recently, the Co-Editor of the NGMN 5G White Paper 2 (2019/20). He also led the initial work on NGMN 5G Verticals requirements, and is currently a member of the NGMN Strategy and Program Committee. Javan has taught many academic programs, particularly at University of Toronto, with research publications and many citations. He has been an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker for many years, and a recipient of the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000. Javan is a Steering Board member of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF).