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 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.

Nokia demos wireless small cells installed by drones

October 03, 2016 – In a recent test in Silicon Valley, an F-Cell was installed by a drone and then the unit self-powered, self-configured, and automatically connected to the network. No fiber or power cables were used.

Nokia: AR and VR will require distributed equipment to address latency

September 30, 2016 – Distributed access architecture with highly scalable cloud computing will help address the latency requirements AR/VR will bring by essentially pushing network infrastructure closer and closer to the end user.

Bell Labs showcases future technology in Sunnyvale

September 29, 2016 – Bell Labs and Marcus Weldon highlight the "once-in-a-hundred-years rearchitecting of the network" that will give everything from power outlets to factories instant wireless access to massive computing power. "The goal is a brand-new network that will remove mundane tasks to create time for things that are more enjoyable, creative and productive."

Bell Labs inspired students win science competition

September 29, 2016 – Three French students, Maude Leriche, Maëva Loisnard and Nicolas Metay, inspired by the work of Bell Labs engineer Winston Kock, won several awards in a major science competitions this summer. Their project "Can you hear me?" was awarded 2nd prize out of 400 competitors in the China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC) where they showcased a device to take pictures of sound.

Ali Javan, Bell Labs researcher dies, age 89

September 29, 2016 – MIT Professor Emeritus Ali Javan, the institute's first Francis Wright Davis Professor of Physics, who was a trailblazer in the fields of laser technology and quantum electronics, died of natural causes in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, at the age of 89. In 1960, while working at Bell Laboratories, Javan invented the world’s first gas laser. The technology would be applied to telecommunications, internet data transmission, holography, bar-code scanners, medical devices, and more.

Future is fast and cable can catch it

September 28, 2016 – Future network speeds will be measured in gigabits per second with milliseconds of latency, according to Marcus Weldon, president of Bell Labs and chief technology officer of Nokia, and it will have the capacity to transform society. This new age will be nothing sort of a technology revolution, said Weldon. In a wide-ranging discussion on the bandwidth-hungry future, the technologist and futurist gave a summation of a book he penned for Bell Labs called The Future X Network – building the digital fabric for the automation of everything and the creation of time.

China Unicom expands partnership with Nokia for high capacity metro core routers to cover 10 provinces

September 27, 2016 – Nokia is expanding its exclusive partnership with China Unicom for the high-end core router CR-B for three continuous years with its large-capacity core router platform. China Unicom selected the 7950 XRS family to build a more intelligent, flexible and scalable core network with the ability to meet future capacity demands and support the country's national broadband plan.

Nokia accelerates cable operators' transition to all-digital, IP and fiber networks with industry-first solution for unified cable access

September 26, 2016 – Nokia today announced its new Gainspeed product family for unified cable access, giving cable operators a faster, more cost-effective way to increase the capacity of their existing HFC networks and meet growing customer demand for greater bandwidth services .

NOKIA: Nokia and Europe's first drone-based Smart City traffic management test facility collaborate to ensure safe global aerial operations

September 26, 2016 – Nokia is to support Europe's first dedicated testing facility for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for traffic management. The facility, at Twente Airport, near Enschede in the Netherlands, will enable Nokia to develop and trial its UAV Traffic Management (UTM) system for the use of drones in proximity of urban areas, people, manned aircraft, other drones and hundreds of other objects.

Bell Labs achieves 1Tbps over fiber

September 19, 2016 – Nokia's Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom's T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich conducted an experiment over a Deutsche Telekom optical fiber network as part of the Safe and Secure European Routing (SASER) project where they achieve data speeds of 1 Tbps over fiber. To achieve the speed, the partners developed a modulation approach known as probabilistic constellation shaping (PCS), which uses quadrature amplitude modulation to dynamically adapt transmission rates to channel conditions and traffic demands.

Terabit data speeds and safer driverless cars

September 19, 2016 – Nokia Bell Labs, who along with Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have achieved terabit fiber optic speeds in real world conditions. The breakthrough will be critical for future 5G cellular connections, which cars will rely on to alert other vehicles of danger.

Nokia to show off tech that's 1,000 times faster than Google Fiber

September 16, 2016 – Nokia Bell Labs says its optical breakthrough will allow operators and enterprises to improve the distance and capacity of high-speed data transmissions in optical metro and core networks.