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People are connected by light lines as a spider's web Digital culture  /  Article

Journey Through the Metaverse: Technology is Ready, But Stakeholders Need to Link Up

The digital sector’s major stakeholders agree that it is not a question of if the metaverse will become a reality, but when. From user experience and telecoms infrastructure to human-machine interfaces, the entire metaverse value chain relies on several technological building blocks. Some of these components are well advanced already, while others still need to […]


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A journey into the metaverse: marketing opportunities in a connected and persistent world

There is no academic consensus on the definition of the metaverse, except that it is certainly the future of the internet. Facebook, the video game Fortnite, Microsoft… Each stakeholder seems to be designing their own vision of the metaverse. For Matthew Ball, author of the book Metaverse Primer and speaker at the Orange Silicon Valley […]


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5G Explores 26 GHz Band

Like the previous generations of mobile networks, 5G will eventually deploy across a number of frequency bands. In France, while commercial 5G is most commonly available in the 3.5 GHz band, in future it will be available at frequencies toward the top end of the spectrum, in the so-called millimeter wave (mmWave) range, in particular the […]


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Enhanced construction solutions thanks to 5G

The skills of field workers are set to grow thanks to the digital solutions made possible by 5G. The concept of augmented technicians/workers, which has already been explored in relation to industry, is to be applied to other sectors and trades. Making 5G work for construction players The potential for innovation here is considerable, and […]


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Augmented reality with a video package

The start-up Skyboy has been deploying its concept of Overlap Reality for four years now, in a range of different contexts and use cases, spanning the cultural, tourism and event industries. To create unique and optimised immersive experiences, the company layers cutting-edge cinematic expertise over AR technology, guaranteeing very high-quality content. Patented Overlap Reality technology […]


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From smartphones to glasses: 5G supports the development of extended reality (XR)

Extended reality (XR) is one of the new use cases that exploits the full technological and innovative potential of 5G. The fifth generation of mobile networks is a key technical enabler of innovative and immersive experiences on the go. Increased performance in terms of latency, throughput and energy consumption and an ability to distribute processing […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Extended reality for learning, designing, visiting, etc.

The term “extended reality” (XR) refers to all environments that combine real and virtual elements with various levels of interactivity with and between these elements. This includes augmented reality (AR), which superposes virtual 2D or 3D elements onto a real environment, virtual reality (VR), which completely immerses the user in a virtual universe, and mixed […]


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XR: 5G extends the boundaries of reality

Immersive systems known as Extended Reality (XR)—such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality—are gaining momentum for both personal and professional uses. However, these systems still have ways to go to deliver on their full potential; they sometimes struggle to achieve their ambition of interconnecting the real world with the virtual one due to […]


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MWC 2019: the power of a 5G smartphone in your hand

Connection speed, latency, 8K images, virtual reality: at MWC 2019, Orange gives the public a chance to experience the new generation of 5G smartphones.


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Extended reality: it’s coming soon!

Virtual reality and augmented reality are getting here slower than planned. But little by little, innovations are making these technologies more useful and attractive.


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The new digital spaces of logistics

The supply chain must respond to ever tougher customer requirements and the challenges posed by the e-commerce boom.


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The hologram: four examples of a revolutionary technology

Holographic technology associated with smartphones, the smart city, virtual assistants, or augmented reality, could revolutionise several industry sectors.