Bell Labs Future X Days in Dublin
We had a fantastic day in Dublin this year. We celebrated 10 years of Bell Labs in Ireland, and hosted a unique open door event at our facility in Blanchardstown to showcase how Bell Labs is “Inventing the Network of You” through a series of Future X projects.
Starting at 10am, we were joined by
- Damien English, Minister of State for Skills, Research & Innovation,
- Geoff Shakespeare, Managing Director - Technology Evolution and Development, Eircom, and
- Marcus Weldon, Bell Labs President and Alcatel-Lucent CTO
who will share their perspectives on the evolution of the communications network and the importance of the innovation eco-system in delivering on the “Network of You”.
After a networking lunch, tours of the Future X technology showcase included 16 fascinating technology demonstrations, such as
- world-leading XG-FAST technology, delivering multiple Gbit/s to end users over several tens of meters of copper cabling,
- a novel virtual CPE which shows how a low-cost residential gateway can be complemented by virtual functionality in the network to form a powerful home gateway platform,
- future, self-powered small-cell basestation technology with wireless backhaul,
- an entirely new photonics cooling architecture from the laser to the rack,
plus many more.
To learn more about the event, please contact Lynda Foley (Lynda.Foley@alcatel-lucent.com)
Executive Director, Bell Labs Ireland