Peter Vetter is Head of the A-Lab (or Access research lab) in 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 works at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
During his professional career, his broad range of research interests included liquid crystal displays, optical interconnections, optical access, access platforms, access network architectures, energy efficient access networks, copper and cable access, wireless access, and indoor networks. He has authored or co-authored over a hundred international papers, including invited and tutorials.