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Bell Labs

Bell Labs

The research and development center of Alcatel-Lucent, formerly Lucent Technologies and AT&T. One of the most renowned scientific laboratories in the world, many of the major electronic inventions of the modern age were developed at Bell Labs, including the transistor, the laser, solar cell, wavelength optical multiplexing (see DWDM), the Unix operating system and the C programming language.

In 2015, Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent and Bell Labs officially became Nokia Bell Labs. See transistor and laser.


The Real Bell
Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland in 1847 and died in 1922. His famous sentence "Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you!" were the first words to travel over a wire, ringing in the birth of electronic communications. (Image courtesy of AT&T.)
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The Bell Labs Prize is a competition rewarding 10x game-changing proposals in the field of information and communications technologies and related software systems and applications.
Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks.
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, added : "The Bell Labs Prize is fully aligned with Alcatel-Lucent's innovation strategy which is firmly focused on developing game-changing partnerships and fostering open innovation.
Underpinning us in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of the Group and one of the world's foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.
We've seen some important benefits already and we see this work with Lucent and its R&D arm, Bell Labs, as keeping us on the leading edge of mobile technology development and enabling us to offer our customers the best products and services available," said Kevin Kenrick, Telecom New Zealand's General Manager Mobile.
Bell Labs Expanding Footprint In addition to unveiling the Bell Labs Prize, in recent months Bell Labs also unveiled its plans to open at least three new 'antenna' locations.
mPhase Technologies (OTCBB:XDSL) and Lucent Technologies Bell Labs (NYSE:LU) today reported that their jointly developed nano-based "smart" battery prototype has proven it can store and convert energy on demand.
10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bell Labs, the research and development arm of Lucent Technologies , today announced it has been awarded a Technical GRAMMY(R) Award by The Recording Academy(R) for its outstanding technical contributions to the recording field.
The current issue of the Bell Labs Technical Journal, featuring a focus on nanotechnology, includes a seminal paper describing the achievement by scientists from mPhase Technologies (OTCBB:XDSL) and Lucent Technologies Bell Labs researchers in demonstrating a working reserve battery prototype that relies on a nano-based architecture.