Bell-Northern Research (BNR) and Nortel Memories
The purpose of this page is to preserve and share memories of BNR (Bell-Northern Research) and Nortel
covering the twenty year period from 1981 to 2001. During this time, I was employed at BNR and Nortel at the Carling campus in Ottawa Canada.
These were tremendously exciting years to be working in the telecommuncations industry.
About the BNR Logo
Many publications described the achievements of Nortel. For example the intent of telesis was "to portray BNR's technical
progress to an international audience in telecommuncations, business communications systems, the scientific community
and government". A more personal and "in the trenches" perspective was painted in the Global Reports
from 1992 to 1995 (subsequently merged into the Nortel World publication). If there is sufficient
interest from BNR and Nortel alumni in preserving some of these memories, a DVD of high-quality
scanned images will be compiled and made publically available.
Excellence In Advanced Technology: The BNR Advanced Technology Lab 1990
Telesis 1991 1/2 FiberWorld (PDF 10Mb)
BNR GLOBAL REPORTS 1992-1995: Preview the first page of all 31 issues
Feb, 1992 June, 1992 Feb, 1994
Here are some powerful images of Nortel and BNR from the past:
The following sample represents the high resolution scanned quality planned for DVD compilation:
Nortel Lab5 Design (c. 1993 PDF 13 Mb)
Bell-Northern Research Ltd: from The Financial Post selects the 100 Best Companies .. , 1986
2002 Ottawa Citizen article (Bert Hill) & 1996 John Roth letter to employees