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The connected car crosses national borders

What potential barriers are there to the connected self-driving car? Every year, technological developments in this field bring us closer and closer to the highest level of autonomy — vehicles that can drive themselves, without drivers or passengers. But this progress has a very real limit in the form of national borders. The question of […]


Networks and IT

Augmented reality with a video package

The start-up Skyboy has been deploying its concept of Overlap Reality for four years now, in a range of different contexts and use cases, spanning the cultural, tourism and event industries. To create unique and optimised immersive experiences, the company layers cutting-edge cinematic expertise over AR technology, guaranteeing very high-quality content. Patented Overlap Reality technology […]


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Training breaks new ground with 5G

Like many other sectors, workplace learning (AFEST — action de formation en situation de travail) has been implemented very differently since the start of the year due to the pandemic situation. Remote learning has become more important than ever, reaffirming the value of the digitalisation and innovation processes that began a few years ago. A […]


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The power of TV combined with the accuracy of digital advertising

Targeted messages, which have been a major feature of online advertising for a long time, have not yet appeared on the live television market. Across any given region where Orange operates, viewers see the same commercials at the same time. The only possible ‘targeting’ is managed by the advertiser and the advertising agency, based on […]


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A multi-vendor ecosystem to prepare for the 5G of tomorrow

Progress for the here and now, and a revolution by 2022/2023: this is how 5G’s planned rise to power can be described. While the leap from 4G is already apparent with the gradual deployment of the first commercial networks, it will take a few years for the new generation of mobile networks to reach its […]


Research  /  Blog

Understanding FEARS, an approach to time series classification.

What is a time series? A time series is a sequence of values indexed in time order, i.e. a curve. As shown in Figure 1 below, time series values are usually measured at regular intervals (e.g. every second). A time series is defined over a specified period of time, meaning it has a set number […]


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Technological innovation at the heart of future submarine cable 2Africa

With a length of 37,000 km, which will make it one of the longest in the world, future submarine cable 2Africa will link up Western Europe with the Middle East and 16 African countries as of 2023 or 2024, the date announced for it to go live. With a nominal capacity of up to 180 Tbit/s on […]


Data  /  Word of innovation

GAIA-X

Run by the Franco-German couple since August 2019, the GAIA-X project aims to build a data-sharing space, supported by and promoting, in particular, sovereign European cloud solutions, so as to provide companies with an alternative to the American and Chinese digital giants. The objective is not to build a new platform but to federate existing […]


Data  /  Article

Gaia-X, cloud services to promote European sovereignty

As announced on 4 June ahead of an official launch date at the end of September, the Gaia-X Foundation is formed by leaders in French and German industry, such as Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, SAP, BMW, Atos, EDF, Safran and Orange, among others, as well as two academic institutes — Institut Mines-Télécom and Fraunhofer (a German organisation […]


Internet of things  /  Article

The best of fine watchmaking and connectivity, together in one watch

Montblanc is among such high-end smartwatch pioneers. In 2017, the maker with the snowy cap logo launched the Summit, its first luxury smartwatch. It was the watchmaker’s way of showing it could, by joining forces with Google and its wearables-dedicated OS, reinvent itself and equip its chronograph with Bluetooth and a Wi-Fi connection. Summit 2+, […]


Internet of things  /  Article

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 […]


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O-RAN Alliance: opening up the 5G networks

The roll out of 5G requires new access networks (RAN). To this end, the alliance of O-RAN operators aims to achieve openness in the market, coding and RAN interfaces.