Test before invest
Orange has inaugurated its second 5G laboratory in Romania, located in Iași. This technology hub is dedicated primarily to the automotive sector, providing a space for academia, startups, and companies from the Moldova region to innovate and test 5G-based solutions. The project is a collaboration between Orange, the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi (TUIASI), and Continental.
The new 5G laboratory at TUIASI will complement the one in Bucharest, with a significant focus on research and development for future transportation and mobility solutions. In this regard, Continental Iași and Orange Romania are collaborating on developing a solution for smart intersections, aimed at enhancing road safety and laying the groundwork for autonomous driving.
The Orange 5G Lab in Iasi is equipped with technologies that will be available in the commercial network in the future, which can only be tested today in a laboratory environment:
The telecommunications architecture available in the Orange 5G laboratory in Iasi will open new opportunities for businesses in the Moldova region, will contribute to the regional economy and accelerate the digitalization of several economic sectors with the help of 5G, such as: automotive and autonomous cars, smart cities, transport and logistics, e-health, cyber security, green technology, etc.
“This collaboration with the local and national economic ecosystem has a triple role. Firstly, the transformation of the ideas of TUIASI researchers and students into innovation is accelerated. Secondly, the laboratory is open to the local innovation community, being able to act as a testing platform for prototype applications from the entrepreneurial environment. Then, the infrastructure in the laboratory will provide consistent application support for educational activities in the area of cutting-edge technologies, such as 5G connectivity, IoT, distributed signal processing or artificial intelligence”
Solutions for the automotive sector, for safer intersections and for urban mobility.