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AirTies bags Orange, extends SoftAtHome olive branch – for now

The ramifications of another major deal for Turkish WiFi expert AirTies, this week landing its extenders at Orange in France and Poland, looks on the surface to spell bad news for French TV and WiFi software vendor SoftAtHome – but why would Orange choose to butcher one of its own? WiFi has been a central topic of discussion in Faultline Online Reporter’s multiple meetings with SoftAtHome this year, telling us at the recent Broadband World Forum event in Berlin that the company has spent two years fine-tuning its Smart WiFi product for its parent company Orange’s Livebox universal home gateway, enabling the Livebox itself to become a WiFi repeater, suggesting that there is no better place for a repeater than…

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