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The Livebox 6 is ahead of the Freeboxes, were fixed networks better in the past? Your best reactions to free and telecom news

The Livebox 6 is ahead of the Freeboxes, were fixed networks better in the past?  Your best reactions to free and telecom news

Univers Freebox covers Free and telecom news and has always been a space for the community to express itself. Sometimes the answers are very funny or very relevant, but we have to dive into the comments to discover the good words of our readers. In this “Best-Of” we offer you our small selection.


Livebox 6 beats Freebox

The new Orange Livebox 6 was unveiled on April 6 placed under the sign of the metaverse during a keynote. Not a new TV box but a server with a rather innovative design, with WiFi 6E on board to take full advantage of the power of fiber optic. And this issue of WiFi 6E is making a lot of noise, since the first operator to mention this technology was Free, in the person of Xavier Niel who announced in 2020 that he would prefer this standard over WiFi 6. In the end, it was indeed Orange that was the first launches a compatible offer, with Bouygues Telecom, which will follow on April 25. Did Free miss the boat?

However, some point out, in a mocking tone that isn’t necessarily necessary, that accessing WiFi 6E not only requires a box, but compatible devices that are a long way from being democratized.


Has the maintenance of the copper network really gone better than that of the fiber optic?

Want to be associations of elected officials linked to Orange’s copper network decommissioning plan to ensure the success of the project and access to fiber for all users. Certain arguments stand out, especially the perennial flaws. However, some point out that network maintenance issues are not new and the famous “it used to be better‘ generalized.

It should also be noted that the fiber connection and maintenance problems are enough to scare eligible subscribers and even some elected officials from switching to an unstable network by abandoning ADSL, which is certainly less efficient but if considered more reliable.


An Italian package that could appeal to French people

After offering 5G offers at discounted rates, Iliad Italia unveils a brand new offer including 300 GB for €13.99, but only in 4G and without calling or texting. An offer that seems to appeal to several Free users who would like to see a 100% data package land with Free Mobile, especially for certain specific applications.


When the boss of Orange France is suspected of “doing Xavier Niel”

On the occasion of the launch of its new Livebox 6, Orange is reconsidering its choice not to offer 5G to Sosh subscribers and confirms it: it will happen.”Tomorrow we have 5G on Sosh offers“says Fabienne Dulac, CEO of Orange France. Last brand low-price operator not offering the new generation of mobile telephony, Sosh will change this situation. However, no date has been announced and this kind of announcement reminds the most teasing Freenauts of certain comments from the founder of Free…


Accountability struggle for the fight against exposure of minors to pornography, is it worth it?

Last Thursday, child protection associations and operators heard in the context of the protection of minors against online content† The procedure is based on a request from two associations that want to block nine pornographic sites of ISPs. If the public prosecutor asks for expertise to find a solution that can be applied by Orange and others, the latter believe that the role lies with the sites themselves. A debate that would make little sense to some because the battle would already be lost.

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