networks


Augmented Planet / Internet of things

XR: 5G extends the boundaries of reality

Immersive systems known as Extended Reality (XR)—such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality—are gaining momentum for both personal and professional uses. However, these systems still have ways to go to deliver on their full potential; they sometimes struggle to achieve their ambition of interconnecting the real world with the virtual one due to […]


Research blog

An end-to-end open source mobile network with traffic prioritization mechanism

During the past few years, Telecommunications industry was characterized by continuous evolution and integration of innovative concepts. Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and Cloud technologies are changing the way mobile networks are designed, deployed, and operated [1]. SDN improves network architecture by bringing dynamic scalability, easier management, and reducing the required manual effort. […]


Augmented Planet / Data

A word of innovation: Multicloud

Multicloud is a new step in the take up of the cloud by companies. As its name suggests, this approach consists in calling on several public cloud providers or using public and private clouds together. The benefit? By not putting all its eggs in one cloud, a company can gain availability and security as it […]


Smarter society / Artificial Intelligence

Algorithm predicts congestion in mobile radio networks

Network supervision is advancing thanks to artificial intelligence. One Orange laboratory in Belfort has offered further proof of this by developing a predictive analysis solution that can prevent mobile network traffic overload. An algorithm can now detect imminent congestion 30 minutes before it occurs, with a success rate of over 80%. This predictive maintenance solution […]


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 […]


Image_SmartCapex_960x620 Smarter society / Artificial Intelligence

Improving business operations through AI

In Madrid, Orange Spain’s Data Department and Data Freaks teams are developing dozens of use cases to improve OSP process efficiency. These data experts are tasked with building innovative tools to improve business operations, based on Big Data and machine learning. Their projects focus on business operations and investment processes, as does Smart Capex. Designed […]


Ingénieur-électricen-à-la-recherche-du-coucher-du-soleil_960x620 Augmented Planet / 5G

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 […]


Augmented Planet / Prospective

How digital can make cities more resilient

Is the “smart city” outdated? The resilient city integrates and protects what matters in the running of a city… starting with its inhabitants.


Smarter society / Innovation

Mahali ensures e-commerce in Africa is properly addressed

This addressing web app by Orange is tailored to local practices to facilitate online sales through a simple location service for places with no address.


Smarter society / Networks

A word of innovation: DWDM

The DWDM technique makes it possible to carry more data over longer distances on the same fibre optic cable.


Smarter society / Artificial Intelligence

How to stay well-informed when algorithms are deciding for us?

“Over 58 million people voted for Trump. I don’t know one.” When recommendation algorithms enclose us in “filter bubbles”, how can we stay in touch with reality?


Research blog / Innovation

2009–2019: back to the future of cloud computing

The personal cloud, mobile cloud, vertical cloud, open source cloud, etc. – these major developments in cloud computing foreseen by Orange back in 2009 are now a reality.