Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Bell Labs Collaborates with French National Research Institute (INRIA)

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs and INRIA, France's Institut National de Recherche en Informatique, have signed a Joint Research agreement that commits the two organizations to partner in developing advanced technologies for the next generation Internet.

Bell Labs and INRIA have committed researchers and resources to jointly research and develop critical technologies to realize the challenge of "self organizing networks". This joint research will cover four critical areas - semantic networking, high manageability, self-optimizing mobile cellular networks, and ad-hoc extended mobile networks - and will focus on generating results through new technologies, intellectual property, and milestone publications that pave the way for the telecommunications.

"The number of sensors and communication devices is bringing Internet complexity to a new dimension" said Jeong Kim, President of Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs. "This type of challenge needs experts from many disciplines such as math, physical sciences and computer sciences and requires close collaboration between industry and academic institutions. This Joint Research Lab is a natural next step from our collaboration with INRIA which started 10 years ago."http://www.alcatel-lucent.com