Connectivity


Augmented Planet / Internet of things

Smart street lighting thanks to the LoRa® network

When astronomical clocks are synchronised with the LoRa® network BH Technologies, an innovative company from Grenoble partnered with Datavenue Ready and established in 1998, is one of the high-tech players in France directly involved in the Smart City movement. When it was still known as BHL Électronique, this company sold astronomical clock systems for street […]


Augmented Planet / Networks

5G and Wi-Fi 6, companions rather than competitors

The Covid-19 crisis has led the French public authorities to postpone the 5G spectrum auctions from May to September 2020. The new standard offers several main areas for improvement. Ultimately, internet speed will be multiplied by ten, which paves the way for experiences in mobility that are even more interactive, immersive and contextualised, enriched in […]


Better me / Internet of things

The best of fine watchmaking and connectivity, together in one watch

Montblanc is among such high-end smartwatch pioneers. In 2017, the maker with the snowy cap logo launched the Summit, its first luxury smartwatch. It was the watchmaker’s way of showing it could, by joining forces with Google and its wearables-dedicated OS, reinvent itself and equip its chronograph with Bluetooth and a Wi-Fi connection. Summit 2+, […]


Augmented Planet / Internet of things

A word of innovation: Edge computing

Edge computing is a new stage in the evolution of cloud computing. It consists in shifting remote data storage and processing from distant servers to the edge of the network. Thus, the data no longer systematically pass through the “cloud”, but are processed locally, close to the people or machines that produce and/or consume them. […]


Augmented Planet / Networks

Monitored telephone poles with IoT

Currently, maintaining these poles to guarantee customers receive a high-quality service is a largely reactive process. As part of a project led by Orange, specialist companies perform year-round testing on the poles to ensure the quality of this infrastructure. But when adverse weather events or accidents occur, it is often the residents, local authorities or […]


Augmented Planet / Innovation

Fairphone 3 and Livebox 5: more “responsible” devices

Orange has been pursuing an eco-friendly, pro-circular economy approach for a long time due to its awareness of the digital industry’s environmental impact. It showed its commitment to being eco-friendly with the Fairphone 3, a smartphone with detachable parts that comes with a screwdriver. Julien Giner, a Project Manager at Orange, explained this unique quality […]


Ingénieur-électricen-à-la-recherche-du-coucher-du-soleil_960x620 Augmented Planet / 5G

5G : energy efficiency “by design”

The progress made by mobile networks over the years is not measured only by their operational performance and the service delivered to the end customer. They are also judged on their ability to take into account societal and environmental issues, particularly those related to energy consumption. On this subject, the progress made is substantial and […]


Better me

Identity, the foundations of digital services

Mobile ID, a multi-carrier initiative, allowing users to share their data seamlessly and reliably with online services.


Augmented Planet / Internet of things

OS and connected objects: ever-changing ecosystems

Orange shares its expertise with OS designers and the players involved in connected object ecosystems in order to deliver an optimum user experience.


Smarter society / Networks

A word of innovation: DWDM

The DWDM technique makes it possible to carry more data over longer distances on the same fibre optic cable.


Augmented Planet / Innovation

OS ecosystems and operators: relationships that shape the customer experience

Orange collaborates with OS ecosystem players with a view to co-innovate and optimise user services, in order to enrich and control the customer experience.


Augmented Planet / Networks

Broadband at sea will (soon) be possible thanks to 5G

As part of 3GPP, Orange has formed partnerships with many players to build a seamless 5G connectivity experience from land to sea.