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Erwin Six

Antwerp, Belgium


Erwin Six is leading the Cloud/NFV research team in Bell Labs Belgium. He received a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ghent University in 2001. After university, he joined the Research & Innovation department of Alcatel, which became part of Bell Labs in 2006. Within both research organizations he has been in different roles – researcher, technical manager, project leader and department head.

His research was focused on a number of technical areas within the domain of telecommunication: Passive Optical Networks, Ethernet & IP Access Networks, Home network Management, Service enabled network architectures, video technologies and cloud.

His innovations resulted in the creation of various new Alcatel-Lucent products: e.g. 7342 GPON, 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM), 5580 Home Network Manager and the 5910 Video Service Appliance and Immersive Communication. Besides this, his research had impact on different standardization activities (FSAN GPON, DSLForum,…).

Erwin Six is (co-)author of around 15 papers and more than 25 patents.
In 2006 he won the Alcatel Patent award.

Honors and Awards

2006 Alcatel Patent award.

Selected Articles and Publications