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Strategic Partnership

Laurence Hermant - 18/01/2011

Inria and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs are celebrating the third anniversary of their joint laboratory


How can telecommunications networks be automated to the maximum extent? How to handle the complexity of the data flows and communications exchanged? How can networks' expansion be maintained, while maintaining an impeccable quality level? These are some of the issues behind research conducted by the Inria and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs joint laboratory dedicated to the communication networks of the future A partnership which is now three years old.

Now home to over 50 researchers, the laboratory draws on the scientific environment of 11 Inria research teams spread across several sites (Rennes, Paris, Nancy, Lyon, Grenoble and Sophia Antipolis) and Bell Labs teams based in Villarceaux (west of Paris), with support from the Bell Labs research community worldwide.
To date, the laboratory's teams are behind 10 patents (filed or submitted) and have produced more than 50 publications for international conferences and journals.

Keywords: Alcatel Bells labs Networks Communication Joint laboratory