Orange announces the 5G Lab in Liège


1 hour | Saf Malik

Orange Belgium has partnered with La Grand Poste to create another 5G laboratory in Liège which will open in the first half of 2022.

After the opening of its 5G Lab in Antwerp in October 2021, Orange Belgium announced a partnership with the Grande Poste de Liège to unveil its latest lab.

The firm specifies that the objective of the 5G laboratory will be to “demystify this new technology and demonstrate its possibilities and applications”.

The lab will also be used to develop and test new 5G applications in collaboration with its customers, prospects and partners.

Werner De Laet, Chief Enterprise, Innovation and Wholesale Officer of Orange Belgium said: “After the opening of our first Lab in Antwerp and its great success in generating positive momentum in the region, we are delighted to be able to develop 5G and its applications in Wallonia as well, and in particular in the exceptional setting of La Grand Poste.

“We will be able to facilitate the innovation and creativity of local players and demonstrate the potential of 5G in complete transparency, while relying on a first-class national and international network.

“In addition, this approach supports the Walloon economic recovery plan and is in line with its objectives of supporting start-ups, stimulating innovation, sustainable development and helping with training and economic development.”

The laboratory comprises 8,000 m² of total area including private offices, 200 coworking spaces and numerous multimedia studios.

Just like in its laboratory in Antwerp, Orange Belgium experts will support the development of new solutions on 5G by providing information and pilot projects while allowing people interested in the technology to try out its functionalities.

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