Alcatel-Lucent announces at MIXiii: will set up Israel research centerMay. 21, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent SA (NYSE; Euronext: ALU) research unit Bell Labs will soon set up activities in Israel, the company's CEO Michel Combes told the MIXiii Israel Innovation Conference in Tel Aviv today. Prof. Danny Raz of the Technion Israel Institute of Technology will manage cloud and network research at the multinational's CloudBand unit in Kfar Saba.
CloudBand is developing technology that is at the heart of solutions that Alcatel-Lucent offers its customers to optimize their network operations. CloudBand is a strategic business at the company that is entirely run at the unit's premises in Israel by Alcatel-Lucent VP David Skoler.
The R&D office will initially have 20 employees, and the company will hire more later. Bell Labs has 750 employees, mostly in the US and France. "This is a unique opportunity for me as a scientist to be part of the redesigning the world of communications, and to influence the lives of people all over the world," said Raz.
For the full report from MIXiii at Globes click here.
See also: Bell Labs plans Israeli branch of its ‘idea factory’ - a Times Of Israel story.
"The art of disruption" - an Alcatel Lucent blog post.