Merouane Debbah on 5G

What does 5G stand for, and how do wireless networks work anyways?

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Merouane Debbah on 5G

Show Notes

5G technologies have long been the subject of concerns and conspiracy theories, especially because many 5G towers rolled out around the same time as the start of the COVID19 pandemic. This episode’s guest, Merouane Debbah, has heard all sorts of stories because of his research. Merouane uses math to study wireless communication and how to improve cell phone technology, including 5G (and 6G!) networks.

In this episode, Sadie and Ian talk about the history of wireless technology, the future of AI, and the math behind it all. 

Find our transcript here: LINK

Curious to learn more? Check out these additional links:

(One of Merouane’s talks for IMSI - Introduction to Distributed Solutions)

Looking towards 6g and beyond:

Teaching machines to talk like humans:

Scientific article on distributed signal processimg:

Follow more of IMSI’s work:, (twitter) @IMSI_institute, (instagram)

Follow Merouane Debbah: @debbahmerouane

This episode was audio engineered by Tyler Damme.

Music by Blue Dot Sessions.