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5G wireless: Myths and Opportunities

Milo Medin, VP Networking, Google

Event Details

Thursday, September 17, 2020
4-5 p.m.

5G technology is all in the news these days.  Not just as technology that holds the promise of a new evolution in cellular technology, but also as a National Security issue.  In this talk, we will discuss the core technological changes from LTE to 5G, the realities of different deployment models, as well as the security and global ecosystem implications on security and privacy of users and networks alike.


Milo Medin has been part of the Internet development community for more than 25 years. He is currently the vice president of access services at Google, where he oversees a number of projects to improve access to the Internet, primarily focused on expanding the speed, robustness and  pervasiveness of wireless networks. 

Prior to joining Google in 2010, he was founder and CTO of M2Z Networks, a company that sought to deploy a national broadband wireless network system, and before then he was co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Excite@Home, where he led the development of the company's national infrastructure, and helped deliver the first large scale residential broadband access service in partnership with major cable operators, including the development of the DOCSIS cable modem

Earlier, Milo worked at NASA's Ames Research Center, where he developed the first peering point between backbone networks, and managed primary west coast interconnect for the Internet, and architected and managed the global NASA Science Internet, including the deployment of the first Internet connections to a number of countries around the world.