Koen Hooghe

Antwerp, Belgium


I’m a hardware expert with the Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Access Node Technology & DSL team in Antwerp, Belgium.  I graduated as an applied electronics engineer from the Rijks Universiteit Gent in 1989 and joined Alcatel Bell in Antwerp afterwards.  Over the years I participated in the development of access systems and core routers as hardware designer, project lead and systems architect.  In 2008 I joined Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs where I have been involved in research for next generation access nodes both at the physical layer, packet processing and systems architecture.  Next to this I’m also investigating possible energy efficiency improvements at these different angles.  I also contributes to the ETSI Environmental Engineering standards group. I am an ALTA member since 2010.

Professional activities

Selected articles and publications

  • Towards energy-efficient packet processing in access nodes
  • Hooghe, K. ; Guenach, M. ;
    IEEE Globecom 2011, December 3-7, 2011, Houston

  • Reduced dimensional power optimization using class AB and G line drivers in DSL
  • Guenach, M.; Nuzman, C.; Hooghe, K.; Maes, J.; Peeters, M.;
    GLOBECOM Workshops (GC Wkshps), 2010 IEEE
    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 1443 – 1447


  • "Energy Optimizations in Broadband Access Networks." In Energy-Aware Systems and Networking for Sustainable Initiatives, ed. Naima Kaabouch and Wen-Chen Hu, 237-255 (2012), Guenach, Mamoun, Koen Hooghe, Michael Timmers, Jochen Maes, Dominique Singy and Oliver Lamparter.