Connectivity


Internet of things  /  Article

Intelligent waste management with Heyliot sensors

Could you tell us a bit about Heyliot? Cyril Pradel and I founded Heyliot in 2017 as an Orange spin-off, aiming to explore the world of opportunity opened up by the new IoT networks. We were looking into a first use case linked to a newspaper publisher who wanted to monitor sales in order to […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Laser, dedicated protocol and material: the future of space telecoms

The role of space telecommunications is to establish contact between astronauts and mission control centres, as well as to retrieve data from the scientific research carried out in space or that gathered by the various space vehicles (equipped with measuring instruments, cameras, etc.). With human presence set to become permanent and more intense, it is […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Cloud computing all across the world

While 5G and optic fibre are being deployed across the world, certain areas remain deprived of an internet connection. These can be small territories within certain countries, such as rural areas, or vaster regions in other, less developed countries, again with a significant gap between rural and urban households. Thus, according to the International Telecommunication […]


Networks and IT  /  Word of innovation

NaaS

Well-known in the world of cloud computing, the “as a service” trend is now reaching networks. With Network as a Service (NaaS), service providers are offering a subscription-based global solution for networks and their associated services that is easily usable by the customer’s IT service. Companies thus no longer need to invest in equipment – […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Wi-Fi 6 connects busy home environments

Over the course of its successive versions, the 802.11 standard, which specifies the characteristics of wireless local area networks, or Wi-Fi, has expanded its capabilities, particularly in terms of speed. Some generations stand out as notable technological leaps, and this is the case with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax standard). A standard tailored to high-density environments Hélène […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

5G arrives in Le Havre: optimised communications and a Smart Port on the horizon

5G has arrived safely In March 2021, Orange’s 5G network reached the majority of the Port of Le Havre, France’s leading container port for foreign trade, heralding the arrival of new services for harbour users.  From experimentation to standardisation The benefits and potential applications of 5G were researched and analysed prior to its deployment in […]


Research  /  Article

Why quantum internet is moving us

Teleportation is no longer only associated with science fiction. Today it is now possible in a kind of reality, more precisely in the infinitely small and in quantum bits in particular, which are known as qubits. Where digital information is based on bits – strings of 0s and 1s – qubits are superpositions of 0s […]


Research  /  Video

A machine that lends an ear

  The embedded sound recognition models are designed to respect privacy as much as possible, shorten processing times, limit connectivity requirements and improve the energy efficiency of the system. Distributed learning is used to ensure that the service is increasingly efficient, while respecting data confidentiality. Sound source detection technology makes it possible to recognise sounds […]


Research  /  Video

Improving the energy efficiency of connected objects

  The reconfigurable compact antenna can radiate in eight different ways and spatial modulation assigns a meaning to each radiation mode in “bits”. To send a binary message, all you have to do is alternate between these eight radiation modes. This technique therefore makes it possible to communicate with a single radio amplifier by transmitting […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Open RAN: European carriers gain momentum

Open RAN promises more open, flexible, innovative and efficient radio access networks. These features will be expressed as much on the carrier side, in terms of deployment and operation, as for end customers who will benefit particularly from improved service quality. Stimulate the ecosystem, accelerate developments The agreement formalised on 20 January 2021 and signed […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Towards a common “language” for smart homes

At the end of 2019, the Connected Home over IP (CHIP) working group was set up under the umbrella of the Zigbee Alliance, bringing together major players in services (GAFA), distribution (Amazon, IKEA and others) and manufacturers of connected devices (including Samsung, Legrand and Somfy). The project aims to develop a unified and open standard […]


Networks and IT  /  Folder

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 […]