NOKIA Bell Labs

Nokia Bell Labs France (, formerly Alcatel-Lucent, provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Nokia Bell Labs offers end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. The Research & Innovation (R&I) activities concern on three primary domains: applications and services, networking, and optics and radio.

The French R&I centre which is now located in Nozay, near Paris is involved in the three above topics. The lab, which is active in “pôle de compétitivité” (= Innovation Center) System@TIC Paris-Région, has notably been involved in European projects within ESPRIT, RACE, ACTS, IST frameworks and Eureka/ ITEA-CELTIC, as well as national cooperative research networks. The R&I mission is to prepare Nokia’s future and to foster innovation by investigation of new technologies.

This mission is implemented by feasibility studies, incubation of new disruptive product and solutions concepts that will ensure the development of new profitable services for Nokia Bell Labs customers. R&I participates to research projects in global scientific and technology related research initiatives on a worldwide basis, in conjunction with academic, industrial and governmental research partners. It is also active in standardization bodies and forums.