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Inspired by the past, energized by the future

For nearly 100 years, we’ve been inventing the future of technology, from the early days of the Bell Telephone System to the latest 5G standards. We constantly improve, innovate and propel communication forward, solving the challenges of human needs before they exist.

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1925

Bell Laboratories is born from Alexander Graham Bell’s team of engineers and scientists, beginning a legacy of innovation that we carry on today.

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1962

AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories (now Nokia Bell Labs) and NASA launch Telstar 1, the first communications satellite to connect the globe through through live transmission.

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1978

Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson receive a Nobel Prize for the discovery of cosmic background radiation, providing evidence for the Big Bang theory of the creation of the universe.

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2019

Nokia Bell Labs researchers apply artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to create new industry tools including Code Compass, which augments software development with natural language processing.

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2020

Nokia CTO and Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon explains how driving value in the future all comes down to one equation.

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