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Virtual reality, the new tool for evaluating user experience

Evaluating User eXperience (UX): In the lab or in situ? UX refers to “perceptions and responses of a user resulting from the use and/or intended use of a system, product or service.“ (ISO, 2019). In this area, the following are considered and studied: emotions, beliefs, preferences, perceptions, physical and physiological responses, behaviours and actions that […]


Augmented Planet / Networks

Energy efficiency: AI for mobile networks

Each generation of mobile telephony networks coincides with a leap forward in energy efficiency per bit transported, the gains of which are estimated at a factor of 10 during the transition from one generation to the other. 5G is no exception to this rule and, from the infrastructure design stage, introduces new levers for technical […]


Augmented Planet / Artificial Intelligence

Innovation at the service of smart waste management

An essential component of the “smart city”, smart waste management with digital and technological innovations enables public bodies and specialised businesses to find new answers to the challenges of the ecological transition and competitiveness. Optimising waste collection thanks to the IoT Based on the “smart bin” concept – sensors installed on waste containers measure their […]


Augmented Planet / Innovation

Decarbonising digital technology with innovation

Hidden from sight, Internet infrastructure has a substantial environmental impact. Base-stations with lower fossil fuel consumption To reduce the environmental impact in the era of 5G, in particular carbon emissions, providers are taking steps by persuing two main stragegies.  Firstly, they are developing new technologies in order to improve performance and energy efficiency. Secondly, they […]


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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 […]


Smarter society / Innovation

At the heart of CES 2020

What was new at the Consumer Electronic Show that took place in Las Vegas from 6th to 9th January? An overview with Olivier Ezratty.


Smarter society / Prospective

Future 20XX, the future in play

Could a game help us to reflect on the world of tomorrow and conceive of a common future? This is the premise of Future 20XX, an applied game published by Orange under Creative Commons.


Augmented Planet / Innovation

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.


Augmented Planet / Prospective

Digital technology: an environmental opportunity or challenge?

Digital technology could make our energy systems more connected, smart and sustainable, but its energy use is soaring. How to explain this paradox?


Augmented Planet / iot

Internet of Things dives into aquaculture

Following connected greenhouses, Orange is moving forward with its work in the agricultural sector by offering solutions for aquaculture.


Augmented Planet / Internet of things

Connected greenhouses: how the Internet of things can feed the planet

These connected greenhouses could help us to take up the two challenges of AgTech: to increase yields whilst seamlessly integrating agricultural production into natural systems.


Augmented Planet / Innovation

Sustainable data centres come to Orange

To save energy and cool its data centres, Orange is testing new techniques for reducing temperatures, without using air-conditioning systems.