Connecting the World to Paris 2024, an unprecedented technological challenge 

As the Premium Partner (the highest national rank) and Official Supplier of all voice and data communications, both fixed and mobile, for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we are at the heart of the events, their organization, and their broadcasting. From capturing images to athlete communications, from access control to Olympic venues to sending articles and photos for journalists, all operational services of Paris 2024 will rely on the telecom infrastructure that we are putting in place. Right in the heart of the stadiums, sound, images, and all result and timing data will also pass through our networks to be broadcast to the public and transmitted to the organizers.  

More than 1,000 women and men—network experts, IP engineers, consumer and business technicians—are working to design and deploy the solutions that will ensure the broadcast of events and the operation of networks at Olympic venues. 

Paris 2024 thus becomes a global showcase of our know-how and expertise. Our ambition is to set new standards for major events and offer the public the most immersive experience possible. For example, by deploying private 5G networks, we aim to allow on-board cameras to film athletes up close. Additionally, we leverage our expertise in transmission to enhance the overall experience.

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Furthermore, with our innovative “Push to talk” solution, the field teams of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee will be able to communicate via a prioritized Orange mobile network. 

Beyond these technical and technological feats, we are also committed to making the XXXIII Olympiad of Paris 2024 the most responsible and inclusive in history. We aim to limit our emissions to less than 10,000 tons of CO₂  equivalent (opens in a new window)¹. This challenge is made possible by choosing less energy-intensive technical architecture and more efficient 5G networks, as well as considering the long-term use of our infrastructure. 

(1) Less than 1% of Paris 2024’s estimated total emissions. 

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Innovations tested in the field 

To ensure that we are ready for the big day, we have been testing our technologies since the summer of 2023, at some 30 Test Events organized by Paris 2024. During the Rugby World Cup France 2023, we showcased our expertise by providing high-speed broadband to 850 million viewers and implementing state-of-theart telecommunications solutions for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee. This success will undoubtedly continue during the period from July 26 to August 11 and from August 28 to September 8! 

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Marathon Pour Tous and Orange: a unique and inclusive experience 

Orange is the Official Sponsor of the Marathon Pour Tous. For the first time, the general public will have the opportunity to participate in two races under the same conditions and on the same course as the Olympic athletes. On the evening of August 10, 2024, 40,048 participants will set off, including 5,000 runners who will have won their bibs thanks to Orange. People with disabilities will have the opportunity to share the magic of this event. A unique experience to be shared with Orange. 

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