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Orange’s mystery mesh WiFi in Belgium is SoftAtHome, obviously

Orange Belgium has gone live with its first mesh WiFi deployment using technology from SoftAtHome, who eventually – after a litte confusion – got back to us and confirmed Orange Belgium as a safehouse account for its WiFi software. We also learned that Taiwanese fiirm Arcadyan is the manufacturer behind Orange’s WiFi repeaters across Europe, including the new system in Belgium. Orange’s PR treatment (or lack of it) towards SoftAtHome is strange. Its reluctance to praise software that is showing impressive technical results (we are told), from one of its own subsidaries, seems self-depricatory. However, as Faultline has reported on multiple occasions, Orange’s approach to WiFi can come over as confusing, which unfortunately is an occupational hazard of being present…

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