Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 10 - Page 19

Orange Belgium is first to present real 5G use case demos in Belgium GoodPlanet and Proximus launch new digital survey system for schools O range 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. F rom 13 to 20 September, eight Brussels- based test schools have been mapping the mobility behaviour of their students, using a digital survey system developed by GoodPlanet and Proximus as part of the GoodSchool DigiTool project. The data collected in this way enable schools to evaluate, monitor and adjust their mobility policies or concrete actions. Healthier, more user-friendly and even faster. The shift to softer mobility is not only better for our planet, but also has a tangible positive impact on the daily life of citizens. On this occasion, GoodPlanet and Proximus have developed a simple tool that enables schools to collect large-scale data on the mobility behaviour of their pupils and the mobility choices they make. The analysis of this data allows to develop targeted actions towards more sustainable mobility. In addition, schools can measure, evaluate and where necessary, adjust the impact of their actions using the same tool. The survey system is part of the GoodSchool DigiTool project, a collaboration between GoodPlanet and Proximus that aims to support schools in their sustainability initiatives. The tool makes full use of the opportunities that arise as a result of digitisation: • Students in the participating schools answer the survey question by pushing the button of their choice • The device that registers the answers is directly connected to the Internet via the LoRa network of Proximus. The results are immediately stored in the cloud • After the test period, the school receives the results of the survey which they can use as a starting point to evaluate, monitor and adjust their policies or concrete actions in the field of mobility INTELLIGENTCIO 19