5G Orange Fab acceleration program Season#2


5G, a response to the increased need for connectivity on residential and enterprise markets

Orange makes massive investments in new generation digital infrastructures, in order to play its role as an essential operator, serving the connectivity of the greatest number of people and the development of territories. On its mobile networks, Orange has chosen to deploy 5G as a priority where its customers need it most: in dense areas with a strong need for connectivity and in areas where there is a risk of saturation of existing networks for both B2B and B2C customers (in our countries in Europe: Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain, with continuity of services in other European countries in 5G roaming).


5G, a competitive lever for business sectors

5G will offer increased performance to enterprises. Thanks to network slicing, it will also propose different levels of quality and security adapted to critical usages. This will be possible with the deployment of 5G SA (Stand Alone) infrastructures, which use a 5G core network separated from 4G, end of 2022.

The advanced functionalities of 5G technology are already available to start-up and enterprises which want to discover, experiment and bring to life the future usages through our international network of Orange 5G Lab sites.


5G season #2 acceleration program objectives

Orange Fab France promotes the development of the next generation of 5G applications and solutions, through the enrichment of its open innovation eco-system.

5G program aims to support the transformation of services and user experience in various impactful sectors such as redesigned immersive experiences, the industry of the future and mobility. It will also seek to anticipate innovations for Orange infrastructures. Finally, it will be interested in solutions that enable the optimization of resources in a context of increasing automation (Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Network) and the disaggregation of network functions (in particular the Open RAN).

We are looking for start-ups that propose a solution in line with the potential themes identified by Orange and its customers:

  • Metavers
  • Smart Industry
  • IoT for the home
  • Slicing
  • Security and energy efficiency
  • Continuity of network coverage, reliability and performance

Orange remains open to applications that meet the challenges of 5G without falling within the above-mentioned themes.


Selection criteria

We recruit start-ups according to the following conditions

  • Commercialized or marketable solution
  • Not compete with Orange solutions
  • Provide value with potential for replication within the group
  • A solution that can be easily integrated (technology, marketing, process)
  • Representation of the start-up in France or in Europe


To access the start-up already accelerated around 5G, click here.

This call for application is open until October 12th 2022.