Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs arm is driving more activity around cloud and software-defined networking (SDN) by opening a new "antenna" office located in Silicon Valley.
Set to be co-located at Alcatel-Lucent's existing Mountain View, Calif., site, the new office will focus on conducting what it says is "focused, globally-orientated research aimed at evolving networks to deliver new cloud-based applications and services."
Inside these smaller antenna offices, Alcatel-Lucent is driving a start-up like environment that will allow researchers to engage with the vendor's businesses, other Bell Labs researchers and external customers and partners such as enterprises, universities and other research organizations.
Leading up the new office will be Bell Labs Consulting SDN/NFV group leader Sanjay Kamat. In his previous role, Kamat was responsible for strategy and operations of the Bell Labs Advisory Services practice focused on techno-economic issues related to emerging technologies.
Silicon Valley may be the latest antenna office, but it's certainly not the last. This is the third Bell Labs antenna office the company has opened this year, following the opening of the Cambridge video facility in the UK in July and the Bell Labs virtualization research facility in Israel, which opened in May.
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