Alcatel-Lucent provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprise 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, Alcatel-Lucent offers end-to-end solutions enabling compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. The company has one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Its research arm, Bell Labs, is organized into eight strategic domains: applications, service infrastructure, networking and networks, optical networks, fixed access, radio access, enabling computing technologies and enabling physical technologies. Bell Labs research aims to create new growth opportunities with disruptive innovation and to provide a competitive market advantage for Alcatel-Lucent.
ALBLF, the French Bell labs centre and the second in size, located in Nozay, close to Paris, is a 100% affiliate of Alcatel-Lucent France and covers research on optical components, transmission systems and optical networks, fixed and mobile networks architectures from the core to the edge, security, service infrastructure and applications. Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France is active in a number of European projects within ICT Frame Programmes and Eureka/ITEA-CELTIC, and in national cooperative research actions funded by ANR (national research agency). Finally, the mission of the Applications Domain, involved in the project, is to develop technologies, intellectual properties, paradigms and product concepts that embrace the Web 2.0 participatory architecture to empower users in their needs for information, communications and entertainment and thus active in: Web 2.0, Social networks, Data mining, Semantic web, Content Media, Mash-ups, Knowledge Management, Human Factors, and Virtual Reality.