Orange at the Mobile World Congress 2016
5G antennas that consume 100 times less power; a LoRa-technology powered parking solution that monitors ventilation; CO levels and parking availability; the first VoLTE and VoWifi smartphone from Orange; and mobile banking solutions for Europe are just some of the new innovations that Orange is unveiling at Mobile World Congress 2016.
This year, Orange returns to Hall 5, Stand 5A61, and will be demoing over 15 innovations designed to help consumers and businesses tap into what’s essential to them.
Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, Senior Executive for Innovation, Marketing and Technologies at Orange
“In this new digitally-connected world, we want Orange to become synonymous with connecting people to what matters to them – extending this into new areas beyond traditional communications services, like banking and the Internet of Things. Our value lies in removing the complexity behind a plethora of different technologies and making it simple, compelling and attractive for our customers and partners. As an operator, we are transforming into service providers and the innovations we’re sharing in Barcelona show the importance we place on responding to people’s needs, the environment, and the societies in which we operate.”
The Orange stand has been designed around four distinctly-themed pods under which our latest innovations have been grouped.
- With Cisco and Nokia, Orange shows the industry’s first proof of concept virtualised network in full function
- Orange, Akamai and HPE demo the industry’s first NFV Orchestrated Virtualised CDN
- Orange launches feature-packed, VoLTE and WiFi Calling-enabled 4G smartphone – the Orange Neva 80
- Orange enhances its digital offering in Orange MEA with new digital communications package - the Orange Rise 31 Special Edition
- Delivering greener networks with a 5G antenna that has the potential to use 100 times less power
- Predictive maintenance using LoRa-based technology sensors and both Datavenue’s offers, Live Objects and Flexible Data
Orange Partner premieres Orange Developer, its new API programme and platform for developers
On 29 January, Orange launched a new self-service platform to provide more than 20 APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), along with personalised support, to developers. The catalogue of Orange APIs is public and accessible under a partnership contract and is divided into 3 groups:
• APIs which are based on core operator assets – identity, payment, communications and the cloud;
• APIs related to IoT (Internet of Things) and proximity;
• and APIs dedicated to services for Africa and the Middle-East.
Full details can be found on partner.orange.com, the entry point for collaborative innovation opportunities, and on developer.orange.com, the dedicated Orange Developer programme and the Orange APIs platform.
Seed accelerator Orange Fab showcases it’s latest startup partnership successes
Orange Fab, the Group’s seed accelerator programme now offers an international network of start-up accelerators in 10 countries across 4 continents. Start-ups that Orange is working with include:
• CBien: a cloud platform (available on the web, iOS and Android mobile app) that offers individuals to secure and manage all their personal items in the same universe. www.cbien.com
• Comet: a solution that automatically gathers all photos taken during past events with loved ones. https://cometapp.io/
• Sharalike: a clever, instant, animated pictures creation service www.sharalike.com
• Planet US: offers wearables (connected objects) with e-call and tracking designed for the safety of children, elderly and sick, and cyclists and their bikes. http://www.planetus.net/
• TranserMobile: offers a public transportation card service on mobile through NFC. http://transermobile.com/
Orange Energy’s smart metering solution helps utilities increase revenues, improve quality of service and lower operating expenses
Building a smart metering infrastructure that connects and manages thousands of meters, in a secure and reliable manner, is complicated and costly. Orange removes this complexity by providing a managed solution that deals with any smart meter, from any supplier. The Orange Energy solution enables utility companies to increase their revenues, lower their operating expenses and improve their quality of service by collecting meter readings and remotely disconnect smart meters. It includes an optional payment suite that enables customers to either pay as you go, or in parts of Africa and the Middle East, settle bill payments at an Orange point of sales or with Orange Money, Orange’s mobile payment solution.
#303 My Store – a new USSD service from Orange that enables dynamic services to be deployed in minutes
This service is a B2B2C platform, allowing any partner to develop and publish a USSD service for mobile phones running an Orange SIM card. With this platform, dynamic services can be developed with web technologies and deployed in minutes on the short code #303. The commercial offer is already live in Egypt and rolling out to other Orange countries in the Middle-East and Africa. Virtually all of Orange’s 110 million customers can be addressed through this channel, making it a powerful marketing and distribution tool for local and international companies of all sectors. Orange delivers its Open Innovation strategy and contributes to the digital revolution in the region. More details can be found on http://developer.orange.com/apis/ussd-amea/overview
Orange Money in France
Orange Money is an international mobile transfer service that will be launched in a few months’ time, launching first in France. With Orange Money, Orange customers in France will be able to send money at a fair price to their relatives in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal in a simple and immediate way with their mobile.