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Networks and IT  /  Video

Inside the data centre of tomorrow

In order to reduce a data centre’s carbon footprint, one of the first steps is to supply it with renewable energies that provide a more carbon-free source of electricity. Many internet giants, operators and hosts already power all or part of their data centres with hydro, wind, and/or solar energy. In parallel, it is necessary […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Mapping networks and critical materials to advance the circular economy

What does your work entail with regard to the presence of rare metals in network and telecoms equipment? Since 2007, Orange has been providing environmental labelling for mobile phones sold or leased to its customers. The aim was to transparently inform people about the environmental impact of our products, by explaining the efforts we undertake […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Auditing AI: when algorithms come under scrutiny

Transparency of algorithms is an essential component of an ethical and responsible artificial intelligence. The concept has emerged in response to the growing use of AI systems in sensitive areas and their impact on the lives of individuals as well as on society as a whole. While AI is a powerful tool for fighting inequality, […]


Digital culture  /  Article

Analysis and tips on curbing the build-up of electronic waste

Over 50 million tonnes. The equivalent of 5300 Eiffel Towers. This, according to a United Nations report, is the amount of electronic waste that was added to the existing volume globally in 2019, and it is expected to grow at an even faster pace over the coming years. According to one estimate, by 2030, humanity […]


Research  /  Blog

A currency to boost collective practices at the company

Local currencies, distinguishable from speculative currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, usually set out to promote systems for local exchange and giving while limiting debt. According to the economist Bernard Lietaer, “when well designed, it creates exactly the amount of currency needed to complete transactions that otherwise would not have taken place”. In addition to local […]


Internet of things  /  Article

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 […]


Digital culture  /  Article

Technological innovations against pollution in aquatic environments

Two experts comment on 5 technological innovations in the area of aquatic environment protection and ecosystem monitoring.


Digital culture  /  Article

Technological innovations against pollution in aquatic environments

Two experts comment on 5 technological innovations in the area of aquatic environment protection and ecosystem monitoring.


Digital culture  /  Article

At the Tokyo Olympic Games, the rush for Gold will come from… recycling smartphones

Japanese authorities have collected over 5 million used mobile devices. The aim: to recycle them to make the medals for the 2020 Olympic Games.


Networks and IT  /  Article

Networks to the test of climate change

Repeated natural disasters compel operators and regional authorities to reinforce network resilience.


Internet of things  /  Article

Orange Smart Metering: IoT to serve energy

Orange Smart Metering, the IoT solution of smart meters in prepayment mode thanks to Orange Money. Users can monitor their consumption and credit recharges via their smartphone.


Research  /  Blog

Understanding behavior to promote adoption of sustainable practices

Expressing a universal environmental imperative that encourages every individual to consider the environmental effects of their actions is a recent phenomenon. It stems from the 1972 Meadows report [1], which underlines the finite nature of the planetary resources used for economic activity. The best known formulation is probably that of philosopher Hans Jonas from 1979 [2]: “Act […]