Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, said that today’s ultra-broadband mobile networks can make significant energy savings and performance gains by deploying a mix of macro and small cell radio base stations.
Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has claimed to set a new broadband speed record of 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) using traditional copper telephone lines and a prototype technology that demonstrates how existing copper access networks can be used to deliver 1 Gbps symmetrical ultra-broadband access services.
A Bell Labs study released Dec 3 by Alcatel-Lucent indicates that data traffic on metropolitan access and aggregation networks is set to increase 560% by 2017, driven by demand for video and the proliferation of data centres.
The increasing consumption of video content on tablets, smartphones and other devices will push the wired broadband networks that carry this traffic to their absolute limits over the next decade, Bell Labs said, citing new research in the United States.
Bell will be celebrating the life and legacy of the late Dennis Ritchie -- co-inventor of the UNIX operating system and father of the C programming language – with a live webcast of a special event on Friday, Sept 7, at its headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
Alcatel-Lucent is introducing the Photonic Service Engine (PSE), a new chip for fiber optic networks that the company claims offers double the capacity and four times the speed of today’s networks, built on innovations from Bell Labs.
Changes have to be made to make the Internet more effective and more cost-effective to accommodate the data explosion that is happening. Bell Labs and other researchers as well as Internet bodies are working on content-centric networks, not the location-centric networks that are being built today.
Bell Labs India believes one of its research projects may do away with the need for bandwidth throttling by ISPs – merely one example of how a technology developed for an emerging market may have a disruptive impact in a developed economy.