Munich, Germany

Bell Labs Munich, located in the center of the Bavarian capital, has its roots in Mobile Networks research.

The research at Bell Labs Munich has resulted in many high quality IPRs and standards that define and shape the mobile network generations from GSM over UMTS and LTE to 5G. Our innovation led to the development of the first pre-paid system and first LTE demonstrator. We are closely linked with the local eco-system and collaborate with international partners continuing a tradition of conducting and driving research in end-to-end mobile networks and its application in vertical industries.


With more than 70 researchers, Bell Labs Munich is exploring technology relevant to end-to-end mobile networks including radio access, core network, security, data management, as well as software and data analytic technologies. We participate in leading German and European research projects and have close collaborations with academic and industry partners such as the 5G Lab in Dresden.


Bell Labs Munich is hosted by the Nokia site in Munich, home of a broad range of Nokia business functions including the corporate standardization and IPR department. Internationally well connected via the second largest German airport, Munich is both a well-known tourist destination, and a high ranked business hub called “the Isar Valley” with companies and start-ups from a variety of vertical industries. Just around the corner of the Nokia site there are two top German universities and the headquarters of the Fraunhofer research institute, BMW, Linde and Siemens, making Munich an excellent site for research and business.