Sparring Partners with Monisha Ghosh,
Bernard Hochwald, and Monica Paolini

We know how fast 4G, 5G and Wi-Fi networks can be. But what is the experience that the end user sees while using a smartphone through the day? In this Sparring Partners, I will talk with Monisha Ghosh, University of Chicago and Bertrand Hochwald, University of Notre Dame about their measurements of user experience directly obtained from smartphones.

The results were surprising, and reveal much about how complex networks work in dense urban environments. Monisha will tell us how 5G mmWave and midband, CBRS, LAA and Wi-Fi user experience compares to the 4G user experience.

From there we will dig deeper into the implications of their analysis:

  • Can we use our understanding of 5G user experience as a guide to design a better 6G?
  • Can we optimize user experience with AI and ML?
  • Can we improve the co-existence of LAA and 5G NRU with Wi-Fi?
  • What tools can researchers use to quantify wireless network deployment and performance?
Register for the Sparring Partners and bring along your questions and comments to steer the conversation. And if you want to make sure your questions are answered, send them to us ahead of time at


Monisha Ghosh

Research Professor, University of Chicago
Incoming Professor at the Wireless Institute, University of Notre Dame

Bertrand Hochwald

Freimann Professor, Electrical Engineering
Co-Director Wireless Institute
University of Notre Dame

Monica Paolini, Principal, Senza Fili
Monica Paolini

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Kendra Chamberlain - Analyst - Senza Fili
Kendra Chamberlain

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