The 5th generation of wireless technology is predicted to hit the market by 2020, bringing a major change in how we communicate and live. In anticipation, Orange opened its own 5G Lab, an open innovation facility at the heart of the Orange Gardens corporate campus in Chatillon, France. The Orange 5G Lab is the ideal place to innovate with partners eager to explore how 5G can benefit their products or services.
A 5G Lab focused on consumer market services
The purpose of the Orange 5G Lab is to foster the 5G ecosystem and to stimulate the development of products and services through early adoption of 5G technology.
To do so, we plan to work in-house and with outside partners to identify the most promising use cases and create new mass-market consumer services. These services may be marketed and delivered by Orange directly, or by third parties using Orange 5G assets and enablers.
What you will find at the Orange 5G Lab
We provide a fully functional 5G infrastructure resulting from our partnership with Huawei, including the following features:
Experimental 5G network
- Indoor & outdoor 5G coverage at Orange Gardens on licensed 3400/3800 MHz frequency bands
- Complete 5G mobile platform, compliant with 3GPP Release 15 specifications for Non-Stand Alone architecture
- Pre-commercial 5G devices as they become available from our suppliers:
- Compact indoor/outdoor mobile routers
- In 2019: new 5G devices like dongles, tablets or smartphones
Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) server
- MEC integrated into the experimental 5G network
- Apps run closer to devices
- Increased reactivity
- Content streaming
5G specifications and benefits
5G offers download speeds of up to 20 Gbit/s per cell for mobile communication.
Dedicated network capacities can be assigned to specific applications and meet guaranteed service levels.
5G reduces response time from ~30 ms to just <5ms for near-instant transmission.
5G enables decentralized clouds for applications, providing the required resources with more agility and flexibility.
Both frequency capacity and data transfer rates are optimized on 5G allowing far more devices to transmit data simultaneously.
5G reduces energy consumption-per-bit usage by making the network more sustainable.
Key 5G use cases to explore with us
5G capabilities will bring faster throughputs, lower latency or ultra-dense connectivity. 5G aims at addressing usage requirements in three markets:
- enhanced mobile broadband,
- fixed wireless access
- specialized services such as critical or massive IoT.
Below are 3 of many key use cases where these 5G enablers make all the difference.
Interested? Fill in the Orange 5G Lab application form below to tell us about your company and your project. We can’t wait to see what you have in mind and what we can start building together.