Leading the New Reality

Deborah Bresalier, November 18, 2015

Leading the New Reality was the overarching theme of the Bell Labs Open Day that was organized in Antwerp, Belgium on November 21, 2013.

Topics included: Software Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualization, Cloud, Internet-of-Things, Ultra Broadband and Over-The-Top Video.


  • UltraBB as the Ubiquitous On Ramp to the Cloud Network (Marcus Weldon, President Bell Labs, CTO Alcatel-Lucent)
  • The Software Defined Operator (Axel Clauberg, VP Aggregation, IP & Fixed Transport, Deutsche Telekom)
  • Paradigm Shifts in Wireless: Past, Present & Future (Michael Peeters CTO Wireless, Alcatel-Lucent)
  • Low-Latency Video Delivery through HTTP Layered Streaming (Werner Van Leekwijck, Senior Researcher Bell Labs) 
  • Sustaining Fixed Access Leadership: a Bell Labs and Business Synergy (Ruben Catteeuw, PLM Broadband Access and Werner Coomans, Researcher Bell Labs)
  • The Story of London: Understanding Urban Dynamics with Differential Trace Analysis (Fahim Kawsar, Senior Researcher Bell Labs)
  • Innovation and Awards Ceremony


  • Scalable Delivery System for Interactive Ultra-HD Video
  • Seamless Local IP Access on Alcatel-Lucent Femtocell
  • Network-aware Resource Management by Application-Layer Traffic Optimization
  • Optimizing Dynamic Stream Processing by Real World Knowledge Modeling
  • Delay Optimization of Internet Video with HTTP Layered Streaming
  • Connected Objects for Situated eHealth Guidance: A Service Based Approach
  • Opportunistic and Personalized Interaction with Meta Surfaces
  • IPTC Lab Tour: Enabling New Collaboration & Innovation Models
  • Streamizer: Congestion Aware Video and Web quality Improvement in Wireless Networks