Technology


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 […]


Networks and IT  /  Word of innovation

NaaS

Well-known in the world of cloud computing, the “as a service” trend is now reaching networks. With Network as a Service (NaaS), service providers are offering a subscription-based global solution for networks and their associated services that is easily usable by the customer’s IT service. Companies thus no longer need to invest in equipment – […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

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 […]


Research  /  Blog

Fibre-wireless performance

Introduction In 1889, Nikola Tesla created a high-frequency radio generator. A few years later, he tested the world’s first wireless communication. Then, in 1897, Guglielmo Marconi accomplished the first radio communication, using Morse code signals, over a distance of 14 km in Great Britain. This marked the beginning of the remarkable progression of radio communication through […]


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 […]


Research  /  Folder

Intellectual property, a marker of innovation


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 […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

When AI assists photographers

A processor dedicated to AI On the market since 2017, Neural Processing Units (NPU) are AI dedicated chips that coexist on the same circuit as a processor, memory, a graphics chip, wireless communication modules, and sometimes sensors. Designed to speed-up artificial neural networks, NPUs make it possible to perform AI tasks much faster than traditional […]


Digital culture  /  Article

Baah Box: find the right muscle!

When a person has the use of only one limb – either from birth or as a result of an accident – it can be difficult to know which muscle to use to operate a prosthetic. Myoelectric prostheses are very pricey – €17,000 to €60,000 – and prior to implant, they require training that puts […]


Data  /  Article

Identity, the foundations of digital services

Mobile ID, a multi-carrier initiative, allowing users to share their data seamlessly and reliably with online services.


Networks and IT  /  Video

“You are here”: a brief history of geolocation

In terms of geolocation, for a long time, American “GPS” technology was at the root of users’ happiness.


Digital culture  /  Folder

Folder : Africa, the land of innovation

In Africa, digital is an important driving force of economical development. Today this revolution, which is based on an outstanding demographic dynamic along with an increase in self-employment, is making the African continent a key player in the world of tomorrow. Orange is currently present in twenty countries of this continent. Invested in the digital […]