November 28, 2016

Wireless Strategies Beyond Wifi for Fixed Service Providers

As fixed access network service providers face increasing competition in their TV and broadband businesses, they need to find ways to provide wireless services...


November 15, 2016

Optimizing Enterprise Fulfillment Through Operations Best Practices

The transformation of enterprise fulfillment operations is becoming a necessity for forward-looking CSPs. In this white paper, we share best practices and show how enterprise fulfillment poses a significant opportunity to radically reduce cost and improve the customer experience.


November 15, 2016

Best Practices for Achieving Service Assurance Excellence

Alcatel-Lucent’s Capability Reference Operating Model (CROM) defines an end-to-end framework for telecoms operations, including a comprehensive map of operational functions and capabilities.


November 15, 2016

Reshaping the Future with NFV and SDN: A Report by Bell Labs and Arthur D. Little

NFV and SDN have the potential to produce €39 billion in savings for European operators.


November 15, 2016

Tier 1 North American Operator Enhances Readiness for LTE and IMS

To ensure a smooth migration from TDM to all-IP networks and maintain high quality, this North American converged operator wanted a plan that would create readiness across its different organizations, and would stay within schedule and budget.


November 15, 2016

MSO Network Forecast is Partly Cloudy (Part 2)

In considering the user experience MSOs will be expected to provide in the future, content will remain important but the other two winners in this future environment are connectivity and cloud. Jointly these will reduce the complexity that exists in today´s networks and devices and unlock unfulfilled commercialization potential.


November 15, 2016

MSO Network Forecast is Partly Cloudy (Part 3)

By moving to a cable edge cloud architecture and using technologies such as SDN and NFV, operators can create a network that is 100 times more powerful — in terms of higher bandwidth and lower latency — than today.


November 15, 2016

MSO Network Forecast is Partly Cloudy (Part 1)

The next phase in our network evolution will result in a total optimization of the user experience, with the ultimate goal being creation of networks with seemingly infinite capacity. This will affect the entire value chain from content producers through network providers to end device manufacturers.


November 15, 2016

How will NFV/SDN transform service provider opex?

How will NFV/SDN transform service provider opex? By E. Hernandez-Valencia, F. Izzo, B. Polonsky


November 15, 2016

Bell Labs Mobility Report

Bell Labs Consulting inaugural report finds human demand for a digital future anywhere...


November 15, 2016

Light Reading: Bell Labs Gains 2020 Vision

Ray LeMaistre of Light Reading interviews Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon on the goals and vision of Bell Labs.


November 15, 2016

Communication Networks for Smart Grids: Making Smart Grid Real

Authored by Ken Budka, Jayant Deshpande, and Marina Thottan, Communication Networks for Small Grids presents an application-centric approach to the development of smart grid communication architecture and network transformation. The coverage includes in-depth reviews of both the traditional utility applications and new and evolving Smart Grid applications. Providing detailed insights derived from the authors’ pivotal work on smart grid communications and extensive consulting (Bell Labs Advisory Services) experience, the book explains how electric power companies can transform their networks to best meet the challenges of tomorrow’s Smart Grids.


November 15, 2016

Future X Network: A Bell Labs Perspective

We are at the dawn of an era in networking that has the potential to define a new phase of human existence. This era will be shaped by the digitization and con...


November 15, 2016

Blueprint Strategy for Fixed Network Transformation

Bell Labs Consulting worked closely with a Tier 1 Eastern European Operator to plan the migration of legacy services and transform its business strategy to succeed in the race for convergence leadership in this highly competitive environment.


November 14, 2016

Webinar: The Impact of NFV & SDN on Network & Business Strategy

Challenged by growth in fixed, mobile and M2M traffic, European operators are devising new technology designs and standards, drawing inspiration from highly op...


September 09, 2015

G.Fast Breaks Through the Gigabit Barrier

By capitalizing on the ultra-broadband capabilities of G.fast, service providers can deploy FTTH services without actually having to bring fiber all the way into the building or home.


September 09, 2015

DOCSIS® for LTE small cell backhaul: Addressing performance and throughput requirements for mobile backhaul

Small cells can be used to increase wireless network capacity, provide coverage in areas where there is no or poor macro cell coverage, or to provide contiguous coverage and capacity in targeted high-value locations. Control signaling performance (delay/jitter/loss) and bandwidth throughput needs for small cells can place very stringent requirements on backhaul networks. The use of cable networks, given the extensive distribution of coaxial across residential and business locations, is one option for small cell backhaul. Therefore, it is important to understand the small cell performance and throughput levels that different cable networks can support given their varying characteristics.