5G, the mobile connectivity of the future

In use from 2020, 5G will provide both the general public and businesses with personalized services. Accessible to the greatest number of people ever, this connectivity will enable the development of digital projects that will contribute to the advancement of society. Orange is working today on this network for tomorrow, and is therefore participating in the emergence of a more connected planet.  

Towards ambient connectivity for an augmented planet

Ultrahigh definition video, streaming, virtual or augmented reality, immersive experiences, and so on. Consumption of content and access to services require ever more bandwidth and higher speeds, for individual and business customers alike.

From 2020, 5G will start offering enhanced broadband up to 10 times faster than 4G.

Orange is currently exploring three complementary areas:

  • Improved mobile broadband up to 10 times faster than 4G.
  • High-performance fixed Internet access to complete the fibre network where it’s not available.
  • New applications to support digital transformation across business sectors.

Connectivity, the foundation of Orange innovation

5G will provide more seamless and high-performing mobile connectivity where it’s needed most and in regions and environments that are difficult to cover. It is the augmented network that enables your lifestyle without invading it.

Orange 5G will be a genuine ‘multi-service’ network 

5G is designed to be a multi-service network, one that can adapt to a whole host of devices: smartphones of course, but also enhanced 360° content and augmented reality, connected objects, fridges, driverless cars… In short, 5G will enable the connected cars and smart cities of the future.

When is 5G due to be introduced?

5G will be deployed in phases from 2020.

We should see the first 5G smartphones in 2019, ready for launch in pilot cities. 5G will be phased in from 2020 based on frequency availability and demand for new services.

5G, a genuine focus of innovation

5G will offer speeds that will be 10 times faster than 4G, a high-performance fixed Internet access to complete the fibre network where it’s not available, and new applications to support businesses in their digital transformation.

The network will include:

  • A global standard, which will enable the design of sustainable and interoperable solutions: Orange is actively contributing to its standardisation – the first important milestone has already been reached with the publication of the first version of the standard in December 2017. 
  • Frequencies: low frequencies, which will meet coverage requirements especially inside buildings, high frequencies for higher speeds to support the demand for new services, and very high frequencies for very high speed requirements.