Industry


Research  /  Article

Quantum sensors are beginning to leave the laboratories

The contributions of the properties of quantum physics are not limited to the quantum computer, cryptography, or communication systems. In the future, we can also rely on quantum sensors, which use the extreme sensitivity of the quantum states of a photon, an electron or an atom, to make extremely precise measurements. Thanks to this unique […]


Research  /  Article

Behind the scenes of research: “digital twins” in industry

Research at Orange is organised around nine priority areas, one of which concentrates on the IoT. Each area is divided into different research programmes and each programme is subdivided into several projects. With the approaches and the overall visions driven by the managers of each area, it is up to the teams to explore all […]


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 […]


Research  /  Article

Infringement: an issue at the heart of intellectual property

“High Efficiency Video Coding” or HEVC, is a codec, a video compression standard. It can reduce the file size of an HD or Full HD video by about 50% and, therefore, the bit rate required to send it, while maintaining the video quality. Developed around seven years ago and now embedded in all smartphones, tablets, […]


Digital culture  /  Article

The chipset industry has reached boiling point

After years of intensive use, we sometimes take for granted everything our smartphone can do for us on a daily basis. Let us go deeper to learn, and understand, how this application and software engineering is driven. The answer is contained in a miniature component—with an area of less than 100 mm²—hidden behind the screen: […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Drinking water network management grows in intelligence

In a context of diminishing resources and within an ever more stringent regulatory framework, both public and private drinking water suppliers are faced with complex and growing challenges: tracking water quality, improving network performance, reducing operating costs, and energy efficiency. Challenges that smart network management can help them to face up to. Smart network management […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

5G enables real-time applications for business

“5G is coming! Good news?” This was the thought-provoking title of one of the sessions at SIDO 2020, a European event dedicated to the IoT, AI and robotics, which took place in early September in Lyon. Jehanne Savi reiterates her contribution: “One thing is certain; real-time applications are growing. Some studies suggest that, within five […]


Data  /  Word of innovation

Spintronics

Spintronics is an emerging discipline that harnesses a magnetic and quantum property of the electron called “spin”. As its name implies, “spin” describes the angular momentum of a particle, i.e. the vector quantity that describes the rotation state of a system. This is due to its rotation upon itself, in the same way as that […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Extended reality for learning, designing, visiting, etc.

The term “extended reality” (XR) refers to all environments that combine real and virtual elements with various levels of interactivity with and between these elements. This includes augmented reality (AR), which superposes virtual 2D or 3D elements onto a real environment, virtual reality (VR), which completely immerses the user in a virtual universe, and mixed […]


Research  /  Folder

Intellectual property, a marker of innovation


Digital culture  /  Article

Additive manufacturing is making its mark

Buildings erected in just a few days Concrete 3D printing is starting to emerge in the construction industry, with projects relying on this technology having proliferated over the last few years. 3D-printed social housing was thus inaugurated in Nantes in 2018. It is a 95 m2 house comprising 5 rooms and a set of complex architectural […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Video

Algorithms in the shop window

Retailers have access to more and more data. In addition to traditional socio-demographic and transactional data, there is now also data from search engines, social networks, forums, and mobile apps collected with user consent. In keeping with the GDPR, artificial intelligence makes it possible to exploit, analyse, and combine these very large volumes of heterogeneous […]