Reseach at Orange (Second part)

Orange is pursuing an ambitious research policy that aims to invent a future in which humans will be at the centre of the digital revolution. This policy is based on decoding tomorrow’s breakthrough technologies and creating solutions that will make daily life better in the future.

Research at Orange involves…

  • Nearly 600 dedicated experts and 140 PhDs or post-docs
  • More than 30 partnerships with advanced research centres and 50 cooperative projects with French, European and International entities
  • 200 patents filed each year
  • 140 publications annually
  • A blog dedicated to research

Improving daily life with innovative and responsible digital solutions

The goal Orange research has set itself is to improve daily life for everyone via innovative and responsible use of new digital technologies and by guaranteeing easy and seamless access to services. Orange researchers invent, develop, and standardise the technologies required to deploy networks: controlling performance and increasing speed and energy efficiency. A Scientific Council composed of internationally renowned members has been tasked with developing Group research policy recommendations. A commitment to an open policy implemented in constant cooperation with innovative academic, institutional, and industrial organisations is already bearing fruit: 50% of the products announced at the “Hello Show” were the result of our research activities.

Orange Lab Beijing: at the heart of the world’s no. 1 telecom market.

Orange has established a presence in various global regions in order to be close to the world’s largest centres of innovation.
Orange Labs Beijing focuses in particular on the Internet of Things (IoT) and technologies that facilitate interactions between IoT objects and the associated platforms and networks. It is in particular working on future network infrastructures adapted to the Internet of Things (such as fog computing and Mobile Edge Computing), but also on open IoT platforms and service and business model concept experiments.

Here are a few examples of successful ongoing projects:

  • Smart City demos and easy and secure access to online administrative services,
  • a healthcare project entitled “collection chain” that allows patient medical data to be collected by connected objects in a standardised and secure format and sent to medical or assistance platforms,
  • a demo that provides a better user experience by using augmented reality to detect and interact with connected objects in the user environment and to progressively promote ambient intelligence.