Montgenèvre brings smart cities to the ski slopes

Orange Business Services has announced its first “Smart Resort” in Montgenèvre, in the Alps, as part of a concept that will be developed across of France, the company said.

Montgenèvre´s digital transformation is being coordinated through a “smart city” strategy, combining free Wi-Fi, a mobile app available from early December on iOS and Android, and big data analytics. The objectives are threefold: enhancing the mountain experience, making life easier for residents and visitors, and supporting the economic and tourism development of one of the oldest ski resorts in France.

Within the Orange telecommunications group, the 21,000 employees of Orange Business Services are dedicated to French and multinational companies on five continents, by providing them with ongoing support in their digital transformation. Orange Business Services is simultaneously an infrastructure operator, a technology integrator, and a supplier of value-added services.