Current Initiatives

Future X Days

The networks of tomorrow will put you at the center of the world. We're inventing the technologies to make it happen.

Le Garage

Many of today's industry giants were built from modest beginnings – literally in someone's garage. At Bell Labs Villarceaux, we're reinventing the startup.

University Programs

Nokia Bell Labs collaborates on today's key technical challenges with the best and brightest university students.

Shannon Conference: Future of the Information Age

We celebrated Claude Shannon's centennial birthday by hosting a unique two day conference on the future of digital information.

GreenTouch Consortium

We're working to transform communications to reduce the carbon footprint of our devices, platforms and networks.

Programs

Algorithms, Analytics & Security

Our researchers are at the forefront of algorithmic and computational sciences, disciplines essential for managing and securing complex systems.

Applications and Platforms

We're working on rapid creation, deployment and upgrades of network applications with new flexible infrastructure.

Fixed Networks

Researchers are defining new network architectures that are both commercially viable and striking in their ability to enable new kinds of services and capabilities.

IP and Optical Networking

Nokia Bell Labs and the award-winning ION Lab are pioneering techniques and technologies that drive disruptive innovation in the scale and flexibility of Internet Protocol (IP) and Optical Networks.

New Materials and Devices

Materials physicists are researching material structures at the micro and nanometer levels to improve data transmission systems and advance data networking capabilities.

Wireless

Nokia Bell Labs has several active projects targeting the exploding demand for wide-ranging wireless access and new modes for transmitting massive quantities of data.

Research Blog Posts

May 24, 2017

Marcus Weldon at 4YFN

4YFN (four years from now) hosts visionary presentations; 4YFN is an international mobile startup business platform partnered with the Mobile World Capital Barcelona and GSMA Mobile World Congress.

#Marcus Weldon #Future X

May 18, 2017

Nokia Bell Labs Rocks Propelify Innovation Festival 2017

Nokia Bell Labs at Propelify 2017

#Technology Stories

May 11, 2017

Stephen Friend, "The future of human agency: exploration of the role of art and technology in determining risk, awareness and free will”

Stephen Friend, scientist, physician, entrepreneur, Chairman of Sage Bionetworks and member of the Apple Health team will deliver the next lecture on May 4th.

#Shannon Luminary Lecture Series

Publications

July 12, 2017

PrivApprox: Privacy-Preserving Stream Analytics

How to preserve users' privacy while supporting high-utility analytics for low-latency stream processing? To answer this question: we describe the design, implementation and evaluation of PRIVAPPROX, a data analytics system for privacy-preserving stream processing. PRIVAPPROX provides three properties: (i) Privacy: zero-knowledge privacy (ezk) guarantees for users, a privacy bound tighter ...


June 04, 2017

A New PRACH Transmission Scheme in Unlicensed Spectrum

For the unlicensed spectrum, the occupied bandwidth requirement is demanded by some regulations. The legacy scheme of Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) for Long Term Evolution (LTE) cannot satisfy it. In this paper, we propose a novel PRACH transmission scheme to satisfy the requirement of unlicensed spectrum based on preamble ...

May 22, 2017

Multidimensional Resource Allocation in NFV Cloud

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a new networking paradigm in which network functionality is implemented on top of virtual infrastructure deployed over COTS servers. One of the main motivations for the shift of telco operators into this paradigm is cost reduction, thus the efficient use of resources is an important ...

Bell Labs Technical Journal

Bringing scientific and technical findings to the public, serving as a primary conduit to distribute landmark R&D.

The scientific discoveries and technological innovations produced by Bell Labs research and engineering have been critical not only to the evolution of global telecommunications but, more widely, they had a considerable impact on the technological base of the global economy and, indeed, on our daily lives.

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