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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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Nokia Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Nokia, also outlines an additional benefit to this new technology.
Marcus Weldon, president of Nokia Bell Labs and CTO of Nokia, said: "We're excited to open this year's NOIC with a focus on industrial automation.
"I hope my work at Bell Labs will result in easier use of technology and data sets of value to the technology community--things that can be spun off into products," he continues.
Readers of a certain age will recall a time when Bell Labs was widely regarded as the foremost research and development organization in the world.
Probabilistic constellation shaping, an idea that won a Bell Labs Prize, directly applies Shannon's principles and lets fiber optic systems transmit data faster, further, and with unparalleled flexibility.
Using a prototype technology called XG-CABLE based on unique access technology innovations and applications developed by Nokia Bell Labs, the test demonstrates how existing cable systems can be used to deliver symmetrical ultra-broadband access services.
Leveraging Bell Labs' groundbreaking XG-FAST 10G DSL fixed line technology and a high capacity 5G millimeter- wave radio interface, the advanced prototype is capable of addressing future operator needs for converged, ultra-high capacity and connectivity to support any device and location.
This 4G kit for IoT, initiated as an internal project by Bell Labs, is the result of a year of prototyping and experiments supervised by Bell Labs in which fabrication laboratories and start-ups were invited to test their ideas on Orange's 4G network and Alcatel-Lucent's test platforms.
in aerospace engineering and spent more than 25 years working for Bell Labs. And while some will say he overstates Bell Labs' role, what he proposes has worked in the past.
"The Bell Labs speed record is an amazing achievement, but crucially in addition they have identified a new benchmark for 'realworld' applications for ultrabroadband fixed access," said Federico Guillen, President of AlcatelLucent's Fixed Networks business.