Bell Labs

Inspiring innovation. Changing the way you see your world.

Researchers at Bell Labs – Alcatel-Lucent’s research organization – collaborate closely with the company’s customers and product development teams to create the technologies that are transforming the way people connect with each other and with the information around them.

What would our children want from 5G?

What would our children want in THE communications platform of the future? It is likely a seamless network that adapts to them, rather than forcing them to adapt to the network..

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Alcatel-Lucent: Our innovation at the heart of communications

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Bell Labs shows primacy at ECOC 2013

At the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications, Bell Labs researchers presented post-deadline papers documenting major advancements in optical research.

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Who we are

Our industry is subject to extraordinary forces of change. It is a complex, dynamic terrain that demands “real-world” technology leadership.

Our experts – many of them global leaders in their respective disciplines – collaborate to conduct fundamental and applied research. Their goal: to solve the most formidable networking and communications challenges confronting our world.

Our researchers are continually expanding the capabilities of communications networks –optical, wireless, broadband access, cloud – with breakthrough technologies to make them faster, smarter and greener.

Bell Labs’ scientists have been recognized by many of the world’s most prestigious technology organizations for their contributions to society.


12 of our researchers have shared in 7 Nobel Prizes for Physics for discoveries ranging from the invention of the technologies that serve as the foundation for all information technology, to the nature of subatomic particles and the origins of the universe. And 4 of our scientists have been awarded the Japan Prize, including Dennis Ritchie and Kenneth Thompson for developing the UNIX® operating system.

Our researchers provide leadership roles in many of the world’s most influential standards bodies and collaborate with service providers, universities and other research institutions around the world.

Bell Labs is a global organization. Our headquarters is in Murray Hill, New Jersey, with locations in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

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