Orange, official supplier to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has announced the deployment of private 5G SA (Stand Alone) systems to provide broadcasters at the event with a premium service for transporting high-definition content. The deployment covers Olympic venues in Paris and Marseille, complementing the operator’s current commercial network.

Additionally, 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will each be offered a prepaid eSIM with access to 100 GB of 5G data, as well as an unlimited call allowance. Based on the Orange Holiday Tourist plan, this offer has been put in place in collaboration with Samsung, official smartphone and computing equipment partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The South Korean phone maker will use the private 5G network set up by Orange along a 6-km stretch of the river Seine to air high-quality HDR footage from the Games’ opening ceremony. To this end, over 200 Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra smartphones will be installed for the occasion to capture live action, with the footage shared and streamed over the 5G network.

In related news, Orange, Bouygues Telecom and SFR have all announced that they will be marketing prepaid plans to attract the many overseas visitors expected to travel to France for the Games. Orange has launched a special offer on the top-tier plan of its Orange Holiday Tourist range (priced EUR 49.99). As reported by Le Figaro, tariffs with a 30-day validity will also be available from Bouygues Telecom and SFR, priced in the region of EUR 42 and EUR 35 respectively.

Original article can be seen at: