Orange Mobile World Congress 2018 : Virtual Press Room

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry. Organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, 26 February - 1 March 2018: the topic of this year is "Creating a Better Future". Meet us Hall 3, Stand 3D10.

Discover how Orange is laying the groundwork for 5G and pioneering new services through Artificial Intelligence and connected objects.

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Orange will be exhibiting a vast array of new innovations and technical breakthroughs that will significantly improve customer experience and allow for the emergence of more “data-intensive” usages. Many start-ups will also be joining the stand over the four days to showcase their technologies.

Orange Speakers

Patrice Slupowski, VP Digital Innovation, Orange

Monday 26 February 2018, 11.20 – 11.30pm, Theatre 1, CC1
MWC18 Seminar: Digital identity attributes in Europe
Patrice Slupowski, VP Digital Innovation, Orange

Wassila Zitoune-Dumontet, VP Group Roaming, Orange

Monday 26 February 2018, 16.00 – 17.10pm, Hall 4 Auditorium 2
A new roaming era : breaking down digital borders
Wassila Zitoune-Dumontet, VP Group Roaming, Orange

Yves Maitre, Executive EVP, Connected Objects & Partnerships

Tuesday 27 February 2018, 11.00 – 12.00pm, Hall 4, Auditorium 3
Digital Transformation 2.0 for the Consumer
Yves Maitre, Executive EVP, Connected Objects & Partnerships

France Héringer-Jallot, SVP, Customer Experiences and Sales, Orange

Tuesday 27 February 2018, 14.00 – 15.00pm, Hall 4, Auditorium 2
AI everywhere: consumer applications
France Héringer-Jallot, SVP, Customer Experiences and Sales, Orange

Bertrand Rojat, Deputy Vicepresident, Technocentre and Orange Vallée

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 11.00 – 11.30am, FYFN, Hall M8 – Fira Montjuic AIRBUS STAGE
Creating The Connected Future- Trends And Insights Of Go Ignite Alliance
Bertrand Rojat, Deputy Vicepresident, Technocentre and Orange Vallée

Philippe Lucas, SVP, Strategy, Architecture and Standardisation, Orange

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 17.00 – 18.30pm, CC1 Room 1.5
The challenges of eSIM deployment
Philippe Lucas, SVP, Strategy, Architecture and Standardisation, Orange

Orange Stand Seminars

Orange will be hosting a series of free technical seminars on its stand for partners, equipment manufacturers, industry specialists, press, analysts and MWC visitors.

5G: Issues, projects, work with the industry

When? Monday 26 February - 17:00 - 17:20
presented by Arnaud Vamparys, VP, Radio Access Networks and Microwaves, Orange

Orange will present the work and 5G research it is currently undertaking to accelerate the development and roll-out of 5G.

Home’In research platform: paving the way to the future of sensitive and intelligent homes

When? Tuesday 27 February - 10:30 - 10:50
presented by Henri Sanson, Research Director, Data & Knowledge, Orange Labs Research

The seminar will outline the main technologies and usage-oriented research for developing an ambient intelligence that aims to simplify customers’ everyday lives, while guaranteeing strict privacy controls.

Future of Identity for a Global Connected World

When? Tuesday 27 February - 16:00 - 16:20
presented by Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation, Orange

This session will explore the overall digital scene and how Mobile Connect, Orange ID, and Data Share are paving the way for the emergence of a digital ecosystem of services where the needs of customers must remain central to innovation.

IoT Open Lab: LTE-M & 1 year of experimentation

When? Tuesday 27 February - 17:00 - 17:20
presented by Thibault de la Fresnaye, Director, Smart Homes, Orange

This session will share the positive results obtained at the Open IoT Lab (from chipset and module tests, to tests conducted against other networks such as NB-IoT) and explore what’s next, including 5G, edge computing, new test tools, and use cases demonstrations.

Start-ups with us at the MWC 2018

Orange will host 17 innovative start-ups on its stand focusing on 5G, IoT and AI technologies. These will vary each day; see the schedule below for more details.

On Artificial Intelligence

MONDAY, 26th February

AM - Greenwaves Technologies

The semiconductor company has developed GAP8, an ultra-low power IoT Application Processor. GAP8 enables devices to interpret and act on image, motion and sound data at energy levels which allow years of operation on batteries, bringing low installation and operation costs.

PM -

Providing an intelligent Arabic bot built upon an Arabic NLP engine, which deals with understanding and analysing Arabic content and conversation with different Arabic dialects in an accurate and efficient way.

TUESDAY, 27th February

PM - Cartesiam

Brings cognitive capabilities (hardware and software) into new generation sensors to make them smart.

WEDNESDAY, 28th February

AM - Symme3D

The world’s first fully integrated and high precision 3D printing machine for various avascular living tissue and blood vessels from stem cells. It features a state of the art temperature and humidity controlled incubator.

PM - DIVE IN from Orange Intrapreneurs Studio

Provides users with a guided tour of their next destination before they go to help them prepare their next sightseeing trip. The solution is powered by a conversational artificial intelligence that helps users on selected visiting sites and provides tailored information and insights while discovering immersive content.

THURSDAY, 1st March

Follow Analytics

Its platform combines powerful analytics with real-time engagement, powered by sophisticated machine learning, so marketers can spend less time testing and more time converting.

On 5G and IoT

MONDAY, 26th February

AM - BandwidthX

Its solution BxMarket enables mobile operators and network service providers to optimise their network use across ownership boundaries by automatically and seamlessly trading data capacity.

PM - Athonet

A computer software and disruptive cloud company for the 4G / LTE and 5G market that build customer-centric Industrial IoT and enterprise mobile networks.

TUESDAY, 27th February

AM - e-novACT

Offers IoT and AI-based smart industry solutions to small and medium-sized players in the fields of work safety, monitoring and maintenance.

PM - Primesap

Designed and deployed an integrated health-fitness analytical platform "Trac", which analyses a person’s health and fitness, taking into account environmental factors.

OOKILE from Orange Intrapreneurs Studio

proposes an LTE-M Tracker for consumers integrating multiple location technologies for best accuracy and battery autonomy. With the mobile application, customers can check the tracker's position anywhere in the world, set customised safe zones and receive smart notifications

WEDNESDAY, 28th February

AM - Nexxtep

Connecting the farm with agricultural technology. Provides IoT solutions to accelerate the digital transformation of farming and improve performance.

PM - Box2M

The company has designed an IoT ecosystem which utilities, telecom and infrastructure security verticals can use to generate significant benefits for customers. Results include decreasing energy churn by up to 10% and reducing OPEX and CAPEX through a smart and innovative design.

THURSDAY, 1st March


Combining global navigation satellite systems, sensors and network connectivity has created a massive demand for IoT and location-based services, as well as cloud-based big data analytics, stimulating “viral” adoption of new generation of mobile services / business applications. This technology provides accurate and continuous measurements on radio navigation satellites.

Also, we will have the following start-ups on the stand for the full four days, which are from Orange Fab as part of our first telecom track season dedicated to start-ups that help bring innovations to our network and infrastructure services.


A solutions publisher which enables operators to control Wi-Fi infrastructure of any kind via the Cloud. Its platform, Hotspot Manager is a multi-constructor, multi-customer Cloud solution which can deploy, control and manage multiple Wi-Fi hotspots without the requirement for a special access controller.


A software publisher and expert in LTE mobile telecom infrastructure which has developed a comprehensive LTE software suite including the base station, the network backbone and the telephone software stack.

Africa’s Talking

A mobile technology company which aims to unlock the potential of mobile communication networks across Africa. Its SMS/ USSD / Voice and Airtime APIs have more than 1000 active developers spanning across corporates, tech start-ups, SMEs and even budding techies.

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