Peter Vetter

Peter Vetter is Head of the Access Research lab) at Nokia Bell Labs and Bell Labs Fellow. He is leading an eminent global team with the mission to invent game changing innovations that define the future of mobile and fixed access.

Under his leadership, he and his teams have realized several world-first system demonstrations in access and successfully transferred industry leading concepts into product. He was also co-founder of an internal venture that produced the first FTTH product in Alcatel.

He received the degree of Physics Engineer from Gent University (Belgium) in 1986 and a PhD with Prof. H. Pauwels in 1991. After a post-doctoral fellowship with Prof. T. Uchida at Tohoku University (Japan), he joined the research center of Alcatel (now Nokia) in Antwerp in 1993. Since 2009, he has worked at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, and has been on the senior leadership team of Bell Labs since 2013. He has authored or co-authored over a hundred international papers, including invited keynotes and tutorials.

1st 6G Wireless Summit 26 March, 2019

New value creation driving a new generation network

Every generation of mobile networks has been defined by a new set of technologies and a new era of applications. This will equally be true for the world beyond 5G. While the engineering community is very good at proposing technological innovations, an important discussion should be around how new applications will benefit from a future network and the value this transformation will create for human existence. Through a combination of Bell Labs research and extensive analysis of trends we predict that in the next five to ten years, there will be a technological revolution in which a new digital fabric will be created that augments our intelligence and enables the automation of every mundane task and th​e intelligent assistance of every complex task.  



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