Orange 5G – Creates and tests innovations based on Pulse Business

Entrepreneurs, officials and consumers can now face the significant opportunities offered by the use of 5G. So far local. From testing, the road leads to the development of special solutions and technological innovations, mainly with a 5G connection.

Orange Polska has opened the Orange 5G Laboratory at its headquarters in Warsaw – a laboratory that not only provides state-of-the-art services using the latest generation of 5G mobile network, but can also be created and developed there.

– This is a place to test innovative solutions based on 5G, as well as to cooperate with startups, – says Julien Ducarroz, President of Orange Polska.

– 5G will be an important impetus for the dynamic digitalization of the Polish economy. Orange is actively involved in this process by implementing the first campus networks in companies and organizations. We are developing 5G services in such a way that once we determine the frequencies needed to set up a 5G network in Poland, we can make them widely available, ”he said.

In addition to France, there are currently 11 Orange 5G laboratories in Bucharest and Antwerp. The Orange 5G Laboratory in Warsaw is the 12th facility of its kind in the entire Orange network, said Karine Dussert-Sarthe, Orange’s executive vice president of global product, marketing, design and open innovation.[FOT. WM]

Orange 5G Laboratory is divided into several zones. In the “Showroom” section you can see solutions in the field of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), video analytics based on artificial intelligence (AI), real-time monitoring of resources, critical communication type PTT / PTV (). push to talk, push to video), autonomous mobile robots, industrial drones. These solutions are powered by a local 5G network with a 3.6 GHz frequency provided by UKE for testing purposes. Data transfer in the Orange 5G Lab network has a speed of 850 Mb / s. In other parts of the laboratory, other services requiring 5G are designed and tested.

5G key

Today, the telecommunications network plays a key role in almost all sectors of the economy. It accompanies a growing number of people, both professionally and privately. Since the great leap of civilization, the steam engine appeared more than 200 years ago, the main stimulus for development and change in industry today is new technologies. The mobility trend of e-services is important.

During the pandemic, production, distribution, sales, media, health, banking, the public service sector, and finally the digital society, which makes extensive use of data transmission in everyday life, emerged. Due to the introduction of new technologies, the economy is undergoing such large-scale changes that they are all called digital transformation.

More and more sophisticated computing techniques are being developed that work on large data sets, accompanied by reduction, energy consumption, and the development of data transmission methods. All digital changes happen by capturing and analyzing large data streams. However, it also needs faster and more reliable transmission methods. The emergence of a new generation 5G network is a condition that its implementation depends on the implementation of the next stages of digital transformation and the development of new innovations.

– 5G network for Orange is the key not only in the next few years – until 2025, but also to strengthen the position of industry leader for ten years. Thanks to 5G, we will get a better connection, but at the same time strengthen it

Orange assures Karine Dussert-Sarthe, Orange’s executive vice president of global product, marketing, design and open innovation, as a leader in open and interactive infrastructure.

– Research on Polish companies for Orange shows that more than 80 percent. they see 5G as a useful technology in business activities. It should be noted that more than 90 percent of respondents were interested in the offer of such an facility as the Orange 5G Laboratory, which we opened in Warsaw. of the surveyed enterprises – he adds.

Cooperation network

More than 70 percent of the companies surveyed also estimate that the next generation network will help them develop their offerings and open new business horizons. From the companies’ point of view – especially in sectors such as manufacturing, transport and logistics – the main feature of the 5G network is that it has minimal delays in data transmission and allows you to significantly increase the number of devices connected per square kilometer.

The new generation 5G network will be available to most industries, manufacturing, transport, logistics and sales, as it will be possible to install more communication devices and sensors in factories and logistics centers. And this will allow you to diagnose problems faster than before, respond immediately to emerging challenges and optimize processes.

Orange is well aware of these economic needs not only from external sources, but also from data from its own testing centers.

– Orange 5G Lab is our response to the expectations of the entire economic ecosystem, and a reliable 5G connection is required to achieve future development, says Karine Dussert-Sarthe.

– There are currently 11 Orange 5G laboratories, most of them in France, as well as in Bucharest or the Belgian port of Antwerp. The Orange 5G Laboratory in Warsaw is the 12th facility of its kind in the entire Orange network, he added.

A network of cooperation and exchange of experience between individual Orange 5G Laboratory enterprises has already been established and is operating.

– Our individual laboratories are developing their specialties. Located in the center of the Orange Velodrome, the Marseille plant is experimenting mainly in sports, events and media, and has already become a benchmark for other Orange 5G Labs in these areas. Karine Dussert-Sarthe explains that the plant, located in the center of the industrial port in Antwerp, focuses on port transport and logistics.

5G in laboratories

The Polish economy expects a 5G network, but for now it can only use it on local – campus networks. Target frequency bands have not yet been allocated for wider access to the 5G network, which is a major factor hindering the full development of 5G technology in Poland.

3.6 GHz band blocks were to be auctioned in 2019, but the auction has not yet begun. The government linked the launch of the 3.6 GHz auction procedure to the adoption of the provisions of the National Cyber ​​Security System Act, but it is still unclear when work on this regulation will be completed.

So-called average in EU countries 5G readiness, understood as the number of frequencies provided by the state for the 5G network, is 38.8%. In the leading countries – Germany and Finland, this figure reaches almost 100%. However, in Poland it is still stuck at the starting point and is zero.

The monthly delay in making the 5G network more accessible means that the Polish economy lags behind its European rivals in this respect and loses the chance to achieve digital acceleration and the resulting benefits. In addition, the crisis in the supply of chipsets in the global market is aggravated. As this equipment is necessary for the development of next-generation 5G networks, the digital transformation has slowed down not only in Europe.

In this context, Orange Polska focuses on the development of 5G technology in a laboratory test environment and the creation of new services and innovations based on it.

– Our ambition is to develop and implement innovations in cooperation with business partners, companies and consumers. Together with them, for example, we want to identify, create, test and implement a 5G network in response to the needs arising from the business profile of a particular company and the business strategy it has adopted. Education has a very important role to play here. The more economic entities and local authorities understand the capabilities, value and usefulness of 5G, the greater the demand for this technology. That’s why we’re building the Orange 5G Labs network, which is unique in France and Europe, says Karine Dussert-Sarthe.

Campus networks

As it is not yet possible to provide a wide range of 5G networks in Poland, it remains to develop it locally – on campus networks limited to a few buildings, halls or warehouses. Such networks offer better coverage, higher data speeds, lower latency, higher levels of security and reliability.

Local and private 5G networks from Orange are already used throughout Europe. They are designed to support critical business processes, such as factories, logistics centers or ports. These companies have exclusive 5G networks that no one from outside can connect to. This effect, among others, is achieved by using special SIM cards.

The network works autonomously, and the company that uses it can be sure that its data is not available abroad. In Poland, Orange, in collaboration with Ericsson in the Lodz Special Economic Zone, launched the first such network. The other was built at the Miele home appliances factory in Ksaverov, near Lodz. The third was built at the Nokia factory in Bydgoszcz.

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