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6G Summit
26 April 2023
Hotel Palace Berlin

Eric Hardouin
VP, Networks and Infrastructures Research at Orange


Eric Hardouin leads the Orange research on Networks and Infrastructures, which investigates future access and core networks, infrastructures and their information systems, to provide ambient connectivity and distributed computing power that are cost effective, inclusive, sustainable and source of value for the society. Eric received his Ph.D. degree in signal processing and telecommunications from Telecom Bretagne and the University of Rennes 1, France, in 2004. Since 2004, he has been with Orange, where he conducted research on interference mitigation for mobile networks. Between 2008 and 2013 he represented Orange in the physical layer standardisation group of 3GPP (RAN WG1) for HSPA, LTE and LTE-Advanced. From 2012 to 2015, Eric coordinated the research on wireless networks in Orange. From 2016 to 2022, Eric led the Orange research on future access and transport networks and technologies, as well as related business models. Eric had a leading role in the NGMN 5G White Paper, as co-lead of the work on 5G requirements. Eric is the author of the book “LTE et les réseaux 4G” (in French).

Agenda Sessions

  • Hexa-X presentation

  • Panel Discussion: Defining the need and timelines for a 6G network