Current Initiatives

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.

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.

Programs

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.

Wireless

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

October 27, 2017

PhD Student Position at Bell Labs Munich

The department of Mobile Network Architecture in Bell Labs, Munich, is offering the opportunity for a student to pursue a PhD degree in communication engineering in collaboration with the University of Kaiserslautern, Institute of Wireless Communication and Navigation (WiCoN).

#Student Opportunity #Munich #Opportunities

October 26, 2017

Inventing the Future: Art and Technology

What are the circumstances that enable creativity and invention?

#E.A.T.

October 16, 2017

Brian Collins, "The future of design: What we desire"

We are pleased to welcome Brian Collins, a visionary leader in design, as our next Shannon Luminary lecturer on Wednesday, October 25th. In his lecture, “The Future of Design: What We Desire”, Collins will describe the role of design as a way to bring human benefit to a rapidly changing world.

#Shannon Luminary Lecture Series

Publications

December 12, 2017

Typhoon: An SDN Enhanced Real-Time Big Data Streaming Framework

Current big data streaming frameworks focus mainly on the scalability of real-time stream data processing, and are not flexible, controllable, and programmable enough to accomodate dynamic streaming application needs. For example, current frameworks do not deal well with use cases like updating routing and computation logic, or enabling live debugging ...


December 01, 2017

Dynamic TDD: the Asynchronous Case and the Synchronous Case

Small cell networks (SCNs) are envisioned to embrace dynamic time division duplexing (TDD) in order to tailor downlink (DL)/uplink (UL) subframe resources to quick variations and burstiness of DL/UL traffic. The study of dynamic TDD is particularly important because it serves as the predecessor of the full duplex transmission technology, ...

December 01, 2017

Scaling Deep Learning-based Decoding of Polar Codes via Partitioning

The training complexity of deep learning-based channel decoders scales exponentially with the codebook size and therefore with the number of information bits. Thus, neural network decoding (NND) is currently only feasible for very short block lengths. In this work, we show that the conventional iterative decoding algorithm for polar codes ...

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