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

April 13, 2017

Raw Space: Tech-Pioneering Singer-Songwriter Beatie Wolfe Reinvents the Ceremony and Immersive World of the Album

On May 5th, the needle will drop in one of the most silent rooms on Earth. A record will play, streaming live in anechoic sound to anyone who logs in. Words, c...

#E.A.T.

April 04, 2017

Stephen Friend, "The future of human agency: exploration of the role of art and technology in determining risk, awareness and free will”

Stephen Friend, scientist, physician, entrepreneur, Chairman of Sage Bionetworks and member of the Apple Health team will deliver the next lecture on May 4th.

#Shannon Luminary Lecture Series

March 31, 2017

Announcing a new podcast: Future Human

Introducing Future Human, a new podcast about the human possibilities of technology from Nokia Bell Labs and audiation.fm

#E.A.T.

Publications

May 20, 2017

The Actual Cost of Software Switching for NFV Chaining

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a novel paradigm allowing flexible and scalable implementation of network services on cloud infrastructure. An important enabler for the NFV paradigm is software switching, which needs to satisfy rigid network requirements such as high throughput and low latency. Despite recent research activities in the field ...


April 12, 2017

Multidimensional Mutual Information Characterization of Nonlinear Interactions over Time and Polarizations

The achievable information rate is experimentally estimated in coherent fiber optical communication for different four dimensional descriptions of the channel to the demapper. Polarization-multiplexed 16-ary quadrature amplitude modulation with channel symbolrates of either 10 or 20 Gbaud are investigated in experiments over both erbium doped fiber amplifier based links and ...

April 12, 2017

Uplink Performance Analysis of Dense Cellular Networks With LoS and NLoS Transmissions

In this paper, we analyse the coverage probability and the area spectral efficiency (ASE) for the uplink (UL) of dense small cell networks (SCNs) considering a practical path loss model incorporating both line-of-sight (LoS) and non-line-of-sight (NLoS) transmissions. Compared with the existing work, we adopt the following novel approaches in ...

Bell Labs Technical Journal

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The scientific discoveries and technological innovations produced by Bell Labs research and engineering have been critical not only to the evolution of global telecommunications but, more widely, they had a considerable impact on the technological base of the global economy and, indeed, on our daily lives.

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