Alcatel-Lucent: Alcatel-Lucent and Supelec celebrate the one-year
anniversary of the first "Flexible Radio" Teaching and Research Chair
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
Paris and Gif-sur-Yvette -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:
ALU) and Supelec today celebrated the one-year anniversary of the
"Flexible Radio" Teaching and Research Chair for Mobile
Telecommunications at Supelec, the prestigious French engineering
The flexible radio concept will play a vital role in mobile
communications of tomorrow. It consists in using software to
dynamically reconfigure radio systems to enable the numerous current
and future communication standards (WiMAX, 3G and LTE for example) to
coexist within a given item of equipment, as well as optimizing the use
of radio resources and reducing specific equipment requirements and
Alcatel-Lucent and Supelec have created this Teaching and Research
Chair in order to develop new technological advances adapted to this
This Chair serves to:
* develop high-level radio frequency skills in France, adapted to the
needs of the telecommunications of tomorrow;
* anticipate progress in standardization;
* encourage the development of new researchers in the mobile radio
sector on the Saclay plateau;
* support technical excellence and innovation in France in an area that
is now underpinning investments of mobile operators for the next decade.
The Flexible Radio Chair incumbent, Merouane Debbah*, joined Supelec on
June 15, 2007. Assisted by a team of post-graduate PhD students and
trainees, he works in close collaboration with the Supelec teams
concerned, mainly on the campuses of Gif-sur-Yvette in the Paris
region, and in Rennes. This chair will moreover be involved in the new
RTRA DIGITEO (Advanced Research Thematic Network for research into
information science and technology) of the Saclay plateau.
"In the area of radio technologies, Germany and Belgium are the only
countries to have a comparable alliance between a university center and
industry. Alcatel-Lucent's three and a half year commitment will ensure
the lasting development of Flexible Radio telecommunications skills in
France," declared Serge Tchuruk, Chairman of the Board of
Alain Bravo,Executive Director of Supelec, is thrilled with this new
step in the long-lasting cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent: "It is a
tradition at Supelec to establish solid partnerships with industrial
partners. Today more than ever, research work has to be closely related
to industrial concerns in order to ensure a high standard of tertiary
education. On top of that, with Alcatel-Lucent, this cooperation takes
an outstanding international dimension."
*Merouane Debbah - Biography Master of Science and PhD graduate in
Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan,
Merouane Debbah is an internationally reputed researcher in the area of
mobile telecommunications. He has written more than a hundred papers
published in international journals/conferences and registered three
patents. Before joining Supelec, Merouane Debbah conducted his research
activities at the Eurecom Institute, where he worked on numerous
Created in 1894, Supelec is France's reference Engineering School in
the sciences of information, energy and systems.
With three campuses located at Gif-sur-Yvette, Metz and Rennes, it
hosts almost 1900 students from all the continents, and more than 800
continuous education trainees. 230 PhD students and almost 400 people
are involved in research work.
The School participates in the centers of competitiveness System@tic,
Mov'eo and ASTech in Ile de France, Images and Networks in Brittany,
and Innovative Materials and Intelligent Products (MIPI) in Lorraine.
Supelec is a founding member of two Thematic Advanced Research Networks
(RTRAs): Digiteo and Triangle de la Physique (Physics Triangle).
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) 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 the
end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for
people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than
130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The
company has the most experienced global services team in the industry,
and one of the largest research, technology and innovation
organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent
achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in
France, with executive offices located in Paris.
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