Connectivity


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Vendée Globe: Heading for innovation

The Vendée Globe race is not only an incredible human challenge, it is also an extraordinary technological adventure. And the 2020–2021 edition, won by Yannick Bestaven at the end of January 2021, was no exception. Several innovative ideas were tested, particularly when it came to spectator experience — a key issue for a race with […]


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At the Vendée Globe, interpersonal communication is becoming more immersive than ever

With restrictions in place due to the health crisis, the Vendée Globe reinvented itself this year, transporting spectators as close to the action as possible — right to the pontoons and on deck. The viewing experience has become more interactive and immersive, driven forwards by Orange Events’ expertise in connectivity and knowledge of innovative players […]


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Vendée Globe: Innovative ways to immerse viewers in the heart of the action

How can we reinvent the way we consume and watch great sporting events? On the occasion of Vendée Globe, the prestigious solo race around the world that Orange Events is proud to partner, two unprecedented formats are available to help spectators feel close to the action and the adventurers of the high seas. Live experiences […]


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Networks enable an up-close Vendée Globe experience

While the Vendée Globe is above all the most prestigious solo round-the-world sailing race and an exceptional adventure for the skippers taking part, it is also a tremendous occasion for innovation and an opportunity to reinvent the way large-scale outdoor sporting events are experienced by the general public. Planning under extraordinary circumstances Orange Events, the […]


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The connected car crosses national borders

What potential barriers are there to the connected self-driving car? Every year, technological developments in this field bring us closer and closer to the highest level of autonomy — vehicles that can drive themselves, without drivers or passengers. But this progress has a very real limit in the form of national borders. The question of […]


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Djoliba, the unified network boosting connectivity in West Africa

While the connectivity rate for people in Africa has grown dramatically in recent years, it faces a growing need and must address the challenges of landlocked areas as well. Of the continent’s connectivity projects, which are expanding network accessibility, one is characterised by an innovative approach to its design and operation. A unified and secure […]


Internet of things  /  Article

The keys to analysis for navigating the world of IoT technology

Estimates of the number of connected things in the world vary but agree that the figure will exceed the number of people in the world. The growth of the IoT sphere has an obvious consequence: the enablers (tools) that support it are expanding, developing and shaping a complex technological landscape. Behind the acronym, there is […]


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Training breaks new ground with 5G

Like many other sectors, workplace learning (AFEST — action de formation en situation de travail) has been implemented very differently since the start of the year due to the pandemic situation. Remote learning has become more important than ever, reaffirming the value of the digitalisation and innovation processes that began a few years ago. A […]


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A multi-vendor ecosystem to prepare for the 5G of tomorrow

Progress for the here and now, and a revolution by 2022/2023: this is how 5G’s planned rise to power can be described. While the leap from 4G is already apparent with the gradual deployment of the first commercial networks, it will take a few years for the new generation of mobile networks to reach its […]


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Underwater Wi-Fi to come soon?

After Wi-Fi on Earth, Wi-Fi under the sea? Having already invaded our everyday earthling lives, wireless technologies could now reach right down to the depths of the oceans. Underwater Wi-Fi would enable divers to communicate without having to use hand signs or a write on a board and send data to the surface. A team […]


Research  /  Blog

Fibre-wireless performance

Introduction In 1889, Nikola Tesla created a high-frequency radio generator. A few years later, he tested the world’s first wireless communication. Then, in 1897, Guglielmo Marconi accomplished the first radio communication, using Morse code signals, over a distance of 14 km in Great Britain. This marked the beginning of the remarkable progression of radio communication through […]


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Technological innovation at the heart of future submarine cable 2Africa

With a length of 37,000 km, which will make it one of the longest in the world, future submarine cable 2Africa will link up Western Europe with the Middle East and 16 African countries as of 2023 or 2024, the date announced for it to go live. With a nominal capacity of up to 180 Tbit/s on […]