Research that invents the future

Nokia Bell Labs is building the network of the future – one network connecting all humans, all senses, all things, all systems, all infrastructure, all processes.

Current Research Applications
The Research Areas
  • Algorithms, Analytics, Augmented Intelligence & Devices

    Head of Lab

    Sean Kennedy

    Mission

    Develop disruptive, breakthrough solutions to critically hard industry problems via network protocols, algorithms addressing networks and other complex systems, network control systems, and useful and real-time analytics.

  • Enterprise & Industrial Automation

    Head of Lab

    Thierry Klein

    Mission

    Through close collaboration with research and state-of-the-art prototyping capabilities, drive major research proofs-of-concept toward solutions that address hard and transformative issues facing our industry.

  • E2E Network & Service Automation

    Head of Lab

    Marina Thottan

    Mission

    Transform the way mobile networks are used through creation of future-proof, adaptive and massively scalable end to end solutions.

  • Applications, Platforms & Software Systems

    Head of Lab

    Markus Hofmann

    Mission

    By mastering the fundamentals of software methodologies, design, and system implementation we create technologies that save people time. We believe in theory and running code.

  • Access & Devices

    Head of Lab

    Peter Vetter

    Mission

    Develop breakthrough technologies for the communications systems that directly connect with end users. We address wireless in 5G radios, transceiver design, massive MIMO, and communications theory to bring faster fiber and fiber-like speeds over copper to enable seemingly infinite capacity and edge clouds for low latency computing.

  • Smart Optical Fabric & Devices

    Head of Lab

    Tod Sizer

    Mission

    Significantly improve the scale, flexibility, and agility of IP and optical networks. Focus o​n new ways of improving optical speed in the spatial, statistical, and optical domains; new error and signal processing techniques, and more flexible control.

  • Standardization & Research

    Head of Lab

    Peter Merz

    Mission

    We focus on dedicated standards-related systems research in the areas of 3GPP Access & Core and Network Automation.

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