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Networks and IT  /  Article

5G’s impact on society under the microscope

As a responsible carrier and as part of its commitment to sustainable development, Orange aspires to build networks and services that have a positive impact. The Group believes that the technological progress exemplified by 5G should be used not only to create practical solutions for users; it should also support economic development and the workplace […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Laser, dedicated protocol and material: the future of space telecoms

The role of space telecommunications is to establish contact between astronauts and mission control centres, as well as to retrieve data from the scientific research carried out in space or that gathered by the various space vehicles (equipped with measuring instruments, cameras, etc.). With human presence set to become permanent and more intense, it is […]


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  /  Video

2030 outlook: which networks for a world in transition?

  Telecoms players have a special responsibility when it comes to societal challenges. This exercise—presented by Pierre-Yves Le Lann and Nathalie Labidurie at the Research Exhibition—begins to envision the potential futures by 2030 and attempts to broaden the debate. How can collective intelligence, faced with environmental, societal and geopolitical challenges, create the blueprint for a […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Satellite internet, connectivity on the rise

Satellite technology promises to provide internet access regardless of the location, out at sea, in the desert, atop a mountain, or in the open countryside. This can help reduce the digital divide in areas with low coverage from terrestrial technologies, all the while providing high internet speed and a high level of service reliability. The […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Underwater Wi-Fi to come soon?

After Wi-Fi on Earth, Wi-Fi under the sea? Having already invaded our everyday earthling lives, wireless technologies could now reach right down to the depths of the oceans. Underwater Wi-Fi would enable divers to communicate without having to use hand signs or a write on a board and send data to the surface. A team […]


Research  /  Article

Orange and the scientific community — Interview with Gérard Berry

What is the mission of the Orange Scientific Council? It is an advisory body that aims to help the company’s management in its understanding of the world by providing it with advice and recommendations on broader scientific issues that concern it. We are, of course, interested in the so-called “hard” sciences—IT, telecoms, networks etc.—but also […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Word of innovation

Brain-Computer Interface

A Brain-Computer Interface is a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) of a particular kind, as it provides direct communication with the human brain. Through thought, a user can thus remotely control a computer or a smart object. Freed from the chain of psychomotor reactions between the brain, the nerves, and the muscles, a BCI delivers much shorter […]


Research  /  Blog

On the correct use of formal and informal communication in the analysis of informal economic activities

Are digital tools going to be used to formalise informal relationships so as to modernise the economy? The sector studied here is that of the sale of car spare parts.


Networks and IT  /  Article

The 3GPP: an inside look into how the networks of the future are created

Orange’s Lionel Morand was appointed Chair of the 3GPP Core Network and Terminals Group in March 2018, and explains the organisation, its working methods and its current projects.


Digital culture  /  Article

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.


Artificial intelligence  /  Podcast

Emotion in AI to serve Humans

Discover how the machine could interact with Humans in 2064, to serve them.