With the aim of sharing the latest developments in Orange’s research, the Research Blog lets our researchers have their say. They tell us about their work as well as sharing their visions and convictions regarding the technological disruptions and changes in society that are unfolding. It’s a place to interact with people who are passionate about the future of our digital and human world.
Extend the life of IoT devices thanks to smartphones
Connected objects are increasingly part of our lives and it is now possible to make almost any item that was previously silent, communicative: an electric meter, a fridge, a bike, a watch etc. Given the high number of objects that can be connected, we need the devices that give them a voice to be inexpensive and uncomplicated. And, as these devices often need a long battery life, they should be energy efficient too. These restrictions will impact on the network and its performance. So, what if our phones could act as relays for these connected objects, optimising their energy consumption and even extending network coverage?Read more