One of the world’s first 6E Wi-Fi Operator boxes, the new Livebox 6 is eco-responsible and offers the latest digital home services with the best Wi-Fi experience possible.
PARIS, April 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SoftAtHome, an independent broadband, video and analytics software company, is a central contributor to one of the world’s first Wi-Fi 6E operator box launches with Orange’s new Livebox 6.
One of the world’s first 6E Wi-Fi operator boxes
The new Livebox 6 allows Orange to offer the best Wi-Fi experience in terms of bandwidth and latency available today. The box embeds Wi-Fi 6E, and its compatibility with the new Orange application “Orange et Moi” allows users to manage the Livebox directly from their smartphone. SoftAtHome’s Wifi’ON Smart Wi-Fi product powers the Livebox 6. Subscribers will benefit from enhanced home connectivity for a smoother Internet experience with next-generation Wi-Fi services enabled by the 6E standard. Wi-Fi bandwidth can be increased to 2 Gbps. The additional radio spectrum and automatic tri-band steering between 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands greatly reduce network saturation to improve network experience while working from home or enjoying entertainment.
Ease of use: Equipped with Eyes’ON for self-care empowerment
Using an innovative e-ink screen, user-friendly diagnostics can be displayed as well as contextualized QR codes to facilitate self-care via the mobile app, users can quickly initiate speed tests or share a QR code to connect new devices or guests.
Equipped with Eyes’ON by SoftAtHome, the Livebox 6 gives the end user autonomy capabilities. The Orange & Moi mobile application helps with the installation of the box at home. It provides real-time analytics to help troubleshoot problems using self-diagnosis and optimal placement of repeaters in the home using a network map and speed test functions.
A step towards sustainability
The Livebox 6 has an eco-responsible design with an automated green mode: when no Wi-Fi 6E device is detected, the 6 GHz band automatically switches off. It will not be reactivated until a Wi-Fi 6E device is detected. The end user can activate a light or deep sleep mode to further reduce power consumption (below 0.3W). These modes are directly configurable from the mobile application or the gateway’s touch screen.
Connect’ON and Improvement of the Quality of Services
The Livebox 6 integrates Connect’ON from SoftAtHome to optimize the Quality of Services and deliver the best possible bandwidth. The home network services that subscribers expect from premium devices, such as, for example, parental controls or a guest WLAN, are all present. Orange’s new gateway is also the first equipped with a 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port, enabling end-to-end 2 Gbps bandwidth.
“At Orange, we have innovated with our supplier SoftAtHome. This is the first box on the market with a deep sleep mode. Together, we have provided the most powerful Wi-Fi and home connectivity products and services”, said declared Laurent Feuer, Marketing Director for Broadband Products and Telco Services at Orange. “With our new Livebox 6 integrating Wi-Fi 6E, our French subscribers are among the first to benefit from the new Wi-Fi functionalities resulting from the latest Wi-Fi standard”.
“With new post-pandemic Wi-Fi requirements, the entire SoftAtHome team is committed to ensuring that the new Livebox 6 is up to the challenge,” said David Viret Lange, CEO of SoftAtHome. “We are proud of Orange’s renewed confidence in our Connected Home Experience expertise.”
SoftAtHome is an independent software provider with six different solutions for Broadband (Connect’ON), Smart Wi-Fi (Wifi’ON), Cyber Security (Secure’ON), Smart Home (Things’ON), Video (Watch’ON), analytics and QoE monitoring (Eyes’ON). Telecommunications carriers deploy the company’s products in more than 25 million home networks and millions of mobile devices. The operator-owned company has more than 300 employees, mostly software engineers engaged in open source communities such as prpl or RDK. SoftAtHome’s hybrid products uniquely leverage the best of cloud-based software components and software embedded in multiple mobile and stationary devices. For more information visit: www.softathome.com or [email protected]
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