Orange has chosen to expand its 5G tests to Marseille following Lille and Douai and asked for authorisation to use the 3.7 – 3.8 GHz frequency band in which will be essential to respond to our customers’ increased usage.
With this new end-to-end test, Orange continues to work to be a 5G mobile network leader in the future. Orange will carry out these new technical tests in the city of Marseille using 5G equipment from its partner Nokia.
Orange is anticipating the development of its high-speed mobile broadband network due to strong growth in mobile internet traffic. 5G responds to increasing multimedia content consumption (video and live streaming) and improves the experience of services such as augmented reality and virtual reality, as well as preparing for future developments: new services linked to the increased use of connected objects, and the option for companies to deploy a local wireless network.
Orange’s 5G strategy has three components: improved high-speed mobile broadband, high-speed fixed broadband access and new uses – notably through connected objects to support the digital transformation of different business sectors (automobile, health for example).