Current Initiatives

Experiments in Art and Technology

A pioneering collaboration between artists and technologists expanding the possibilities of artistic expression and technical innovation.

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.


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


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.


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

January 23, 2017

USC Researchers explain their prize-winning achievement

In 2016 first prize was awarded to the team of Professor Hossein Hashemi, Research Associate Dr. SungWon Chung, and Ph.D. candidate Hooman Abediasl, all from the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at USC Viterbi.

#Bell Labs Prize

January 23, 2017

Zhenan Bao - December 1, 2016

Zhenan Bao, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University and former Bell Labs researcher (1995-2004) presented the first Shannon Luminary Lecture in the series.

#Shannon Luminary Lecture Series

January 20, 2017

2016 Bell Labs Prize Winners

Nokia announces the winners of its third annual Bell Labs Prize, all of whom demonstrated game-changing ideas in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

#Technology Stories #Bell Labs Prize


The Actor Model is a message passing concurrency model that avoids common concurrency issues such as low-level data races and deadlocks by construction. This has made the Actor Model an interesting concurrency model that has been used in various concurrency settings both in research as well as in industry, ranging ...

October 01, 2016

Practical Hardware Considerations for the Design of Hybrid Precoding Systems

In this paper we describe practical implications of employing communication schemes with analog beamforming networks (ABFN). Specifically, we formulate realistic constraints for standard ABFN based on the S-parameters of the hardware components involved in their implementation. We concentrate on flexible fully-connected ABFN and Butler networks for im- plementing the discrete ...

October 01, 2016

The hydrodynamic and heat transfer behaviour downstream of a channel obstruction in the laminar flow regime

Microfluidic systems have been proposed as potential solutions for the cooling of next-generation Integrated Circuits (ICs) and Photonics Integrated Circuits (PICs). For PICs, integration of microfluidics may enable greater laser-bar array densities and, consequently, greater transmission bandwidth. To cool the micrometer scale hot-spots produced by the laser-bars, a passively actuated ...

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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