Orange Belgium has been the first to present a set of real use cases that rely on the much anticipated 5G technology. In Liège, while in the presence of CEO of the Orange Group, Stéphane Richard, Orange Belgium teamed up with Nokia to demonstrate the potential and future applications of 5G. Orange Belgium confirms its ambition to deploy the 5G technology as soon as possible for its residential and business customers.
5G is the latest development in mobile networks that supplements and is compatible with previous generations (2G, 3G, 4G). It will provide various improvements (in terms of speed, latency, reliability, scalability, flexibility, security, coverage and capacity) allowing new uses such as virtual and augmented reality, critical IoT, connected vehicles, eHealth, industrial applications and much more. Beyond this technological development, 5G will foster the Digital Transformation of most economic sectors. These include connected robotics such as real-time remote surgery, autonomous transport and vehicles, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, etc. Orange Belgium and Nokia recently presented the first 5G real use cases demos in Belgium.
Orange Belgium strongly believes in the potential of 5G with regard to the development of new services that will benefit citizens and enterprises. The deployment of 5G will be one of the major achievements in telecom technology for the next decade. To make it a success, an evolution of the regulatory and administrative framework will be required, as well as major investments from the operators to ensure a seamless connectivity in areas that are essential to all users.