Orange has partnered with ZTE for 5G and is focusing on verticals like: construction, energy, health, automotive and travel, among others.
In addition to Valencia, Orange is conducting demonstrations in Seville, Málaga, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, Barcelona and Madrid. Last year, Orange became the leading 3.4-3.8 GHz band mobile operator in Spain, the only one with 100 MHz, which required a total investment of 152 million euro.
Orange and ZTE are also demonstrating a number of applications for the new 5G technology at the Global 5G Event and the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC). The first test, #ConnectedVehicleCampus5G, shows a remote-driving application based on 5G technology. Here, ZTE is working jointly with Orange and the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). In the test, several high-definition cameras are installed in a vehicle to get multiple images of the car’s surroundings and send them over the Orange 5G network to the remote driver in real time. The 5G network provides the ultra-low latency needed for the driver to effectively control the vehicle at all times.
In the second test, #5GRobotControl, ZTE and Orange demo one of the applications of 5G to Industry 4.0: industrial robotics, also developed together with UPV. The integration of 5G wireless communication technology provides the low latency required for real-time remote control of robotic arms. In this test, ZTE and Valencia Polytechnic University use a high-resolution camera that captures the movements of the human arm that controls the robot. These movements are recognised, interpreted and transformed into commands that are instantly sent to the robot over the Orange 5G network. The movements are reproduced by the robot in real time with no delay, thanks to the super-fast, ultra-low-latency 5G technology.
The third project is an innovative experience powered by ZTE and Orange: #3DHolograms.
In the fourth test, #5GNews, Orange, ZTE and RTVE, together with UPV, broadcast a real-time news show using an HD camera connected to 5G. The content is sent over the Internet from the Valencia Conference Centre to RTVE’s regional news outlets in Toledo and Valencia.
The fifth project, #ExperienceLasFallas5G uses 5G to improve extended reality (virtual/augmented reality). In the Orange stand, visitors can watch a live video recorded with a 4K 360-degree camera outside the Valencia Conference Centre, connected to Orange’s 5G pilot network. They can see first-hand how 5G can help extended reality applications evolve to the next level. In addition, there will be a genuine 360-degree immersive experience of the Fallas, courtesy of the 8K content recorded by Visyon and Prensa Iberica in this past edition of the Valencia festival. Visitors will feel they are actually part of one of the most popular festivals in Spain.