Networks: at the heart of new digital uses

Digital technologies are changing the way we work, distract ourselves and communicate. Landline and mobile networks are at the heart of this revolution. Controlling their performance, increasing their throughput and improving their energy efficiency is a key issue today. We are modernizing our networks and optimizing infrastructures to meet your connectivity needs.

Digital innovation is accessible to the greatest number of people ever, thanks to network optimization

Worldwide web traffic is exploding. It is expected to triple by 2020 . A digital planet is born, bringing global connectivity and tools that enable ever more precise analyses of human activity. Multiplication of screens, video on demand services, business applications accessible via mobile, Big Data, the Internet of Things, and soon, artificial intelligence... People want to be able to connect anywhere, anytime, for personal and professional applications. You expect your operator to provide an efficient connection and impeccable quality of service.

€ 17 billion invested by Orange in its networks between 2015 and 2018, for an average speed multiplied by 3

The promise of enriched connectivity is at the heart of our strategy. We are continuously improving our landline and mobile networks to bring innovative and responsible digital applications and offer you the experience you expect, through:

  • management of ever-increasing flows (voice, data, video),
  • coverage for all needs and applications: landline networks (RTC, ADSL, VDSL, fiber) and mobile networks (3G, 4G, 4G+, 5G) for voice and the Internet,
  • networks dedicated to companies or to the Internet of Things (LoRa for Long Range or Li-Fi, a connection technology that uses lights),
  • networks that consume less energy, except during heavy traffic times.

However, not everyone has equal access to the connection. Orange takes on the digital divide to ensure that innovation is accessible to as many people as possible. The Group is committed to significantly increasing regional coverage through a broad deployment of broadband networks. We are continuing, for example with the deployment and marketing of fiber in rural areas and in so-called "white" areas*, as well as in "low density" areas. We cover 54% of these, which exceeds the minimum coverage requirement of 40% and makes us the number one operator in these regions.

*The term "white areas" refers to communities that are not covered by any operator.

As part of the "Green ITN" plan, Orange aims by 2020 to deploy energy-efficient networks to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% per customer use.

More than 40,000 employees guarantee quality of service

Orange employs more than 40,000 people worldwide to ensure end-to-end design, development and supervision of networks. The "Services Management Centers," real control towers, ensure supervision and monitoring of the quality of service 24/7. To develop technologies and ensure compatibility between networks and terminals, we are involved in research with our own R&D teams, and we support innovative projects. 650 researchers invent, develop and standardize the technologies required for the deployment of the networks and future services within the Group.

All IP is a simplified infrastructure for interconnecting terminals and connected things. You can also access all your services by integrating voice and content through landline or mobile access.