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.

Code Junkies

As the birthplace of C, C++, and Unix, it's only fitting that we would host one of the largest developer meetup groups in New Jersey.

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.

G.W.A.T.T.

Nokia Bell Labs has developed an application that measures the benefits of the latest technologies on network energy consumption.

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

March 14, 2017

David Eagleman, "How to create new senses for humans"

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, author, Guggenheim fellow, and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stanford University. He presented "How to create new senses for humans" at the March 23 Shannon Luminary Lecture.

#Shannon Luminary Lecture Series

March 09, 2017

2017 Nokia Bell Labs Prize

Nokia Bell Labs has opened its global competition for the fourth annual Nokia Bell Labs Prize.

#Bell Labs Prize

March 01, 2017

ApplySci Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech conference

Weldon at the ApplySci Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech conference at Stanford University, February 7, 2017

#Marcus Weldon #Future X #Technology Stories

Publications

May 20, 2017

The Actual Cost of Software Switching for NFV Chaining

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a novel paradigm allowing flexible and scalable implementation of network services on cloud infrastructure. An important enabler for the NFV paradigm is software switching, which needs to satisfy rigid network requirements such as high throughput and low latency. Despite recent research activities in the field ...


March 23, 2017

Performance Comparison of Capacity-Achieving Modulation Formats for Transoceanic Optical Systems

We experimentally compare the performance of geometrically-shaped (64APSK) and probabilistically-shaped 64QAM (PS64QAM) formats considering linear and nonlinear penalties.

March 20, 2017

LWIP and Wi-Fi Boost Link Management

3GPP LWIP Release 13 technology and its prestandard version Wi-Fi Boost have recently emerged as an efficient LTE and Wi-Fi integration at the IP layer, allowing uplink on LTE and downlink on Wi-Fi. This solves all the contention problems of Wi-Fi and allows an optimum usage of the unlicensed band ...

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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