Ambient connectivity

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Research blog / 5G

Extend the life of IoT devices thanks to smartphones

It’s 6 pm and I’m leaving work on my bike. Using GPS coordinates, my connected watch lets my household know I’m on my way. Hang on, I’ve got a message from my fridge: “We need more butter and eggs”. Quick detour to the supermarket and I’m back home. Red alert from my son’s schoolbag: Oscar still […]


Research blog / Research

Orange and the quantum technologies for the security of data exchange

Quantum Physics: from everyday life applications to network security The word “quantum” relates to the world of the infinitely small, therefore the constituent elements of matter (molecules, atoms, particles, etc.). The objects around us respect the laws of classical physics for space and time: for example, if a car is traveling from point A to […]


Research blog / 5G

Orange experiments with an open source aerial network at the French Windsurf Championships!

The spectators of the French Windsurf Championships have had the opportunity to experience real-time immersion thanks to a connectivity bubble.


Research blog / Innovation

Experimenting quantum key exchange over the Côte d’Azur

Orange is involved in the University of Côte d’Azur’s Quantum@UCA project on quantum cryptographic key exchange over a city network.


Research blog / Innovation

Turnkey Wi-Fi network with guaranteed coverage

With various academic partners and three companies, Orange has developed the OptimiSME solution to meet the expectations of SMEs for radio networks.


Research blog / 5G

Extreme 5G coverage

The 5G dynamic is enabling mobilisation of the ecosystem in bridging the gap of internet connectivity in sparsely populated areas.


Research blog / Research

3D sound in mobile phones

Orange has conducted experiments showing that binaural sound on smartphones has been adapted for consumer roll-out.


Research blog / 5G

Smart 5G antennas are on their way: here at Orange, we’ve been ready for a long time. The next step has already been planned.

Orange is preparing to test the smart antennas that will make up the 5th generation (5G) mobile networks of tomorrow.


Research blog

The “Systems of Systems” viewpoint in telecommunications

Telecom systems and networks are caught in a massive long term evolution, from top-down-designed architectures under exclusive mastery of a single operator, towards federations of loosely coupled autonomous or semi-autonomous systems, managed by multiple independent actors, self-organizing in a bottom up fashion. The “systems of systems” viewpoint is meant to elicit the specificities of these new architectures, to analyze their non-engineered behaviors and evolutions, and to ultimately support their design and mastery under a new approach of engineering.


Mot de l’innovation : connectivité ambiante Augmented Planet / Innovation

A word about innovation: ambient connectivity

The purpose of ambient connectivity is to provide excellent connectivity to every user, anytime and anywhere.


Research blog

Will Internet collapse in 2023? Unlikely, but we mustn’t get complacent!

The end of the Internet has been predicted many times over the years. The most famous of these came in 1995 from Bob Metcalfe, one of the founding fathers of the Internet, when he predicted ‘a catastrophic collapse’ for the Internet by the end of 1996. As the story goes, he had to literally eat […]


Research blog

Shaping the future of Wi-Fi technology

Need for a Carrier-grade Wi-Fi. The explosion of data traffic in the last 5 to 6 years is leading to Wi-Fi becoming an integral component in the delivery of broadband wireless services by fixed and mobile network operators around the globe. While in the short term the focus is on offloading cellular networks in particular locations, […]