Lanzerotti Receives 2016 William Kaula Award

January 04, 2017 – Louis J. Lanzerotti received the 2016 William Kaula Award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 14 December 2016 in San Francisco, Calif.


Nokia employees awarded by president of Finland

December 06, 2016 – On December 6, 2016, Finland celebrated its 99th Independence Day. As part of the ceremonies, Sauli Niinistö, the President of the Republic of Finland, awarded a number of Nokia employees with medals of honor in recognition of their longstanding and distinguished service to their country. The following Nokia employees were awarded: Knight of the Order of the White Rose of Finland - Eeva Hakoranta, Patent Licensing, Nokia Technologies - Harri Holma, Radio Systems, Nokia Bell Labs - Niko Lalu, Products, Mobile Networks - Lauri Oksanen, Technology, Architecture, Vision, Standards & Services, Nokia Bell Labs - Erja Sankari, Oulu factory, Chief Innovation and Operating Officer unit (CIOO) - Riikka Tieaho, Legal and Compliance Knight of the Order of the Lion of Finland - Satu Huuhtanen, Global Services, Mobile Networks - Hannu Järvelin, Quality Management, CIOO - Petteri Rantanen, Health, Safety, Security and Environment, CIOO - Antti Toskala, Radio Standardization, Nokia Bell Labs Cross of Merit of the Order of the White Rose of Finland - Anna Lindén, Operational Management, CIOO - Veli-Matti Ojala, Treasury, Chief Financial Officer unit (CFO) Medal, 1st Class of the Order of the White Rose of Finland - Heli Kujala, Health, Safety, Security and Environment, CIOO - Pirjo Nurminen, Radio Networks, Mobile Networks - Karoliina Salminen, Innovation Steering, CIOO - Marjo Vuorenmaa, CEO Office


Nokia showcases 5G innovations driving next era of communication

December 05, 2016 – Nokia has defined a path to 5G that will enable operators to meet the demands of end users while addressing the new opportunities created by IoT and increased machine-to-machine communications for smart cities, automated driving, connected healthcare, transportation and other vertical industries. At IEEE Globecom 2016 Nokia will demonstrate a number of key, complementary innovations that will form the basis of dynamic, intelligent and sustainable 5G networks of the future: Demonstration of an end-to-end spectrum access system that will allow US operators to leverage shared spectrum in the 3.5GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. This would dramatically enhance in-building and outdoor 4G coverage and capacity while significantly reducing total cost of operation. Nokia Bell Labs will demonstrate its Intelligent Traffic Steering, which will highlight how operators can deliver and dramatically enhance the user experience by leveraging multiple access technologies simultaneously to optimize traffic paths. The latest advances in end-to-end Network Slicing which will enable operators to optimize the delivery of applications and meet the discreet demands of multiple users and devices on the same network hardware. Visitors will also be able to see the Nokia Bell Labs F-Cell - the breakthrough in small cell technology that will allow operators to deliver additional network capacity, lower latency and lower network power consumption through greater flexibility, efficiency and deployment optimization.


Bell Labs launches satellite research center in Madrid

December 02, 2016 – Bell Labs has opened a satellite research center in Madrid with a focus on video technologies, virtual reality and augmented reality. In an interview with El Mundo, Nokia CTO and President of Bell Labs, Marcus Weldon says that telecom will be at the center of a great disruption that will improve people's lives. He notes that today's networks will require 5G to accommodate VR or IoT and Bell Labs is working on the technology to make 5G a reality. "Some time ago we realized that the future of video is in these technologies," he says. "If you're watching a football game, you'll get a helmet, choose which player you want to be and follow the game from its position" forward. Technology personalize the entertainment experience. Similarly will happen with movies. "They will roll for the viewer to choose the point of view and, instead of looking at it, you can be in it." Even with 'machine learning', the characters will react and talk with the human. The new center of Madrid wants to be a "pioneer" in these developments. "Spain is one of the most unique places to innovate," he says. Ambition to innovate, training and collaboration is needed. "Spain, more than anything else in the world, has great talent, great ambition and good cooperation for its social culture," he says.


Nokia Bell Labs launches new satellite center in Spain

November 18, 2016 – Nokia Bell Labs opened a new center for research and innovation in Spain focused on new video technologies and in particular in technologies Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, which play a key role in the digital transformation of industrial sectors, companies, cities, infrastructure and, in general, in the lives of people. The new center will rely on the knowledge and experience in video innovation team in Spain and develop new platforms and video technologies working with owners and content developers, and entrepreneurs and universities ecosystems. Nokia Bell Labs Spain will be an active part of the research and innovation of Nokia, focusing on exploring the possibilities that technology provides to humans. It will also be a catalyst for Nokia Spain when help develop the European Digital Single Market and the Digital Agenda for Spain. "We hope this new satellite center for research and innovation Nokia Bell Labs work intensively with the dynamic innovation ecosystem Spanish, including universities, startups, investors, customers, employees and public entities, as well as the global research community," he explains Nokia president of Bell Labs, Marcus Weldon. "Our capabilities and experience in innovation and our global presence expand the possibilities of enormous talent of the Spaniards when promoting their projects and connect with the global scientific and technological innovation innovative" he adds. Nokia has a history of more than 70 innovation projects developed in Spain in collaboration with universities and research groups of private companies and public institutions. Spanish engineers of R & D of Nokia are experts in ultra broadband technologies and video; systems engineering for the transport sector; network operations solutions; real-time adaptation and automation of service quality on demand; new cloud architectures; Safety for the automotive sector; and new video formats and TV. They are also exploring, among other issues, new applications for the Internet of Things, smart cities and environments devices 'wearable' connected applied to public safety. The new center Bell Labs Nokia Spain will be led by Alvaro Villegas, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff of Bell Labs, which has a more than 20 years of experience in video technologies and is the author of multiple patents. Now, you have the responsibility to develop the Bell Labs team in Spain and directing innovative group projects from different centers of Nokia Spain.


Nokia announces machine learning-powered customer experience solutions; sets new standard for proactive care (Nokia Oyj)

November 17, 2016 – Nokia announces machine learning-powered customer experience solutions; sets new standard for proactive care solutions use Nokia Bell Labs advanced machine learning algorithms to deliver new levels of proactive care and represent significant first steps in bringing autonomous capabilities to the customer care process.


R&D Council of NJ honors Bell Labs inventors

November 07, 2016 – Marcus Weldon, Ilija Hadzic, Dennis R.Morgan, Zulfiquar Sayeed, and Alf Neustadt were recognized at the 37th annual Edison Awards given by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. The R&D Council awarded Weldon the Council's highest award, the Science and Technology Medal, for his vision for Bell Labs and leadership in innovation. Hadzic, Morgan, Sayeed, and Neustadt (not present) received an Edison patent award for technology providing highly accurate timing synchronization over unreliable packet networks. They were joined by other awardees from the aerospace, pharmaceutical, medical, communications, and automotive industries, along with basic research from NJ universities.


IEEE SDN and LANs webinar

October 28, 2016 – The webinar will present results from an internal research project that aims at giving back to users control over their connected lives. By using virtualization and software-defined networking we scout the future of connected environments, in which dedicated, isolated network overlays, within and across administrative domains, are automatically set up on behalf of the users. The resulting solution provides means for users to have fine grained control over the sharing and composition of their IoT resources, by explicitly defining which resources should be shared, with whom and how, while relieving them of the underlying networking technical complexity. We will describe the overall solution before illustrating its behavior in a number of scenarios, insisting on its benefits and challenges such as security & privacy.


Nokia announces Open Innovation Challenge 2016 winners

October 26, 2016 – Start-ups with innovative products focusing on the connected home, digital health and big data have taken the top three spots in Nokia's 2016 Open Innovation Challenge, beating a tough field of over 400 entries in a competition which looks for the next big ideas in Internet of Things domains including public safety, connected automotive, industry 4.0, digital health, utilities, security and smart cities. The challenge was organized in partnership with Nokia Growth Partners, which this year announced a USD 350 million fund for investments in IoT companies.


Newark Introduces City-wide Initiative to Better Connect Its Residents to Each Other and the World

October 20, 2016 – Nokia Bell Labs supports the MetroLab with smart city technology for Newark. With smart city technologies, Newark can better tackle key challenges such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of a changing climate, and improving the delivery of city services. It is part of the national “MetroLab” network, in which NJIT and Newark joined 40 other regional city-university partnerships across the nation.


AMBER Strategic Partnership

October 18, 2016 – AMBER announces substantial increase in the strategic research partnership with Nokia Bell Labs valued at €2.3m, enabling joint research projects in the fields of energy storage, energy efficient lasers in optical communications, and energy harvesting.


R&D Council of NJ honors Bell Labs inventors

October 18, 2016 – Nokia Bell Labs inventors and Marcus Weldon will be recognized by The Research & Development Council of New Jersey with the 2016 Edison Patent Awards. These winners will be honored at the 37th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 3, 2016. Marcus Weldon, Bell Labs President and CTO of Nokia Bell Labs will receive the R&D Council’s highest award, the Science & Technology Medal. This medal is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, while successfully bringing innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace. Dr. Weldon receives this award for his vision for Bell Labs and directing the organization’s innovation in the pivotal areas of foundational networking technologies and systems for the ‘cloud networking’ era, via 10x game-changing research and ‘Future X’ projects. Nokia Bell Labs and inventors Ilija Hadzic, Dennis R.Morgan, Zulfiquar Sayeed, Alf Neustadt will receive the patent award in the telecommunications category for “Method, apparatus and system for frequency synchronization between devices communicating over a packet network” (U.S. Patent 8,300,749), a new synchronization algorithm that complements or replaces the use of GPS designed to operate in modern mobile wireless systems where extremely rigorous timing requirements are imposed on base stations and GPS is not always a practical solution.


Bell Labs brings Smart City technology to Newark, NJ

October 18, 2016 – Newark is taking the necessary steps toward becoming a “Smart City,” as part of a sweeping White House initiative that brings together academia, government and business to innovate and create the next generation of urban technology and infrastructure. For communities like Newark, these solutions would permeate all parts of the city experience for residents, daytime workers and visitors. Newark will use smart city technologies to better tackle key challenges such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of a changing climate, and improving the delivery of city services. It is part of the national “MetroLab” network, in which NJIT and Newark joined 40 other regional city-university partnerships across the nation. The local program is called MetroLab@Newark. Bell Labs is honored to have the opportunity to participate in the MetroLab program and looks forward to improving the quality of life of the residents of Newark through collaboration with the foundation and its participating members.


Nokia and nbn demonstrate power of XG-FAST

October 18, 2016 – Nokia and nbn have announced the successful completion of an XG-FAST trial that achieved throughput speeds of 8 Gigabits per second (Gbps) in lab conditions. The lab trial demonstrated the capability of XG-FAST to meet nbn's future demands for high-quality Internet services using widely deployed copper infrastructure. XG-FAST, a Nokia Bell Labs-developed extension of Nokia's commercially available G.fast technology, enables service providers to generate fiber-like speeds of more than 10Gbps over short distances using existing copper infrastructure. With a significant proportion of nbn's nationwide broadband network rollout being completed using existing copper networks, XG-FAST is being tested as a potential asset for future upgrades.


Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent Announce Major Data Transmission Breakthrough

October 17, 2016 – Engineers have been able to simulate the transmission of 65Tb/s worth of data over a 6,600km (4,101 mile) distance within laboratory tests. This breakthrough in transmission rates was made possible by a new modulation technique called Probabilistic Constellation Shaping (PCS).


R&D Council Announces 2016 Edison Patent Award Winners (NJIT - New Jersey Institute of Technology)

October 17, 2016 – Nokia Bell Labs inventors and Marcus Weldon will be recognized by The Research & Development Council of New Jersey with the 2016 Edison Patent Awards. These winners will be honored at the 37th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 3, 2016. Marcus Weldon, Bell Labs President and CTO of Nokia Bell Labs will receive the R&D Council’s highest award, the Science & Technology Medal. This medal is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, while successfully bringing innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace. Dr. Weldon receives this award for his vision for Bell Labs and directing the organization’s innovation in the pivotal areas of foundational networking technologies and systems for the ‘cloud networking’ era, via 10x game-changing research and ‘Future X’ projects. Nokia Bell Labs and inventors Ilija Hadzic, Dennis R.Morgan, Zulfiquar Sayeed, Alf Neustadt will receive the patent award in the telecommunications category for “Method, apparatus and system for frequency synchronization between devices communicating over a packet network” (U.S. Patent 8,300,749), a new synchronization algorithm that complements or replaces the use of GPS designed to operate in modern mobile wireless systems where extremely rigorous timing requirements are imposed on base stations and GPS is not always a practical solution.


ASN, Nokia Bell Labs Achieve Record Transmission Capacity Over 600km Single Mode Fiber

October 13, 2016 – Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) and Nokia Bell Labs today announced they have achieved a record transmission capacity over a 6,600 km single mode fiber. The breakthrough lab trial demonstrated a total 65 terabit-per-second (Tb/s) transmission using submarine grade dual band erbium doped fiber amplifiers, which will help extend the capability of transoceanic cable systems to meet increasing data traffic demand. The trial leveraged Bell Labs' new Probabilistic Constellation Shaping (PCS) technology, a groundbreaking new modulation technique that maximizes the distance and capacity of high-speed transmission in optical networks.


Nokia sets new record for submarine cable capacity as demand jumps

October 12, 2016 – The top supplier of undersea cable networks said that with the company's research arm, Nokia Bell Labs, it had demonstrated in lab tests a 65 terabit-per-second transmission using dual-band fiber amplifiers - the equivalent of streaming 10 million high-definition TV channels simultaneously.


Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks and Nokia Bell Labs achieve 65 Terabit-per-second transmission record for transoceanic cable systems

October 12, 2016 – Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) and Nokia Bell Labs today announced they have achieved a record transmission capacity over a 6,600 km single mode fiber. The breakthrough lab trial demonstrated a total 65 terabit-per-second (Tb/s) transmission using submarine grade dual band erbium doped fiber amplifiers, which will help extend the capability of transoceanic cable systems to meet increasing data traffic demand.


Major Innovation Underway for LTE-Advanced

October 12, 2016 – 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced the publication of a technical Executive Summary titled Inside 3GPP Release 13 - Understanding the Standards for LTE Advanced Enhancements that outlines many of the innovations that will lay the groundwork for future mobile wireless networks.


Google's fast but Nokia's faster: Its 65Tbps subsea fiber blows record out of the water

October 12, 2016 – Nokia's Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks has achieved a mind-blowing 65 terabit-per-second (Tbps) data transmission over a 6,600km fiber link. The company set the record in lab tests, trialing new technology from Nokia's Bell Labs, which is aimed at supporting demand by telecom and internet firms for higher capacity undersea links. To put 65Tbps into perspective, it's the same as simultaneously streaming 10 million HDTV channels. It's also 5Tbps faster than the FASTER Cable undersea system that Google recently invested in to support Google Apps and Cloud Platform users.


Nokia joins Bristol is Open

October 11, 2016 – Nokia is now a gold partner of the Bristol Is Open R&D and testing venture. This smart-city testbed supports live research and collaboration among the city of Bristol, companies, and universities. As part of this three-year partnership, Nokia will have access to the Bristol city network, data centers, and live sensor data, putting its products as well as Bell Labs prototypes to the test in a live setting.


Nokia joins the UK's pioneering programmable city initiative in Bristol

October 10, 2016 – Nokia has joined the Bristol Is Open initiative, becoming the first major telecoms vendor to participate in Bristol's unique living laboratory and underlining its commitment to smart city solutions, an increasingly important part our connected world.


CASIS Names Dr. Randy Giles as Chief Scientist

October 04, 2016 – Dr. Giles will lead the scientific research and technology development for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. Dr. Giles has spent the past three decades at Bell Labs, where he has led global research and development teams with technologies ranging from medical diagnostics to quantum physics, microelectromechanical systems, and advanced optical networking.


Revolutionary F-Cell technology for small cell deployment

October 03, 2016 – Nokia Bell Labs announces a breakthrough in small cell technology that offers greater flexibility, efficiency and optimized deployment economics to expedite the creation of the high capacity and low latency network that will form the digital fabric of the future for humans and machines. "F-Cell" technology eliminates the costly power and backhaul wires and fibers currently required for small cell installation to enable "drop and forget" small cell deployments anywhere.