Home5G & BeyondOrange Belgium, La Grand Poste create 5G Lab in Liège

    Orange Belgium, La Grand Poste create 5G Lab in Liège


    This is the operator’s second 5G Lab in Belgium, the first was inaugurated last October in Antwerp

    Orange Belgium has forged a partnership with the Grand Poste of Liège (picture shows city of Liège), which is a hub dedicated to creative companies and innovation.

    The 8,000 m² faciliity is due to open in the second half of this year and will be used to develop and test new 5G applications in collaboration with customers, prospects and partners, including start-ups, established enterprises, universities and others.

    Orange Belgium will provide its expertise, technology and accompanying pilot projects, but others will be encouraged to test their own equipment too.

    The Lab in Liège brings the total number of Orange group’s 5G labs to 10.

    Dynamic region

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

    Gérôme Vanherf, CEO of la Grand Poste, added, “We are very happy to announce this cooperation with Orange, which fully corresponds to our vision of La Grand Poste: a place designed to facilitate encounters between all of the players in the innovation ecosystems (start-ups, SMEs, large companies, academic players, investors, government authorities, the general public, etc.) and thus generate high-potential projects.”