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Wi-Fi 6: Orange and SFR launch home repeaters for their latest boxes

SFR and Orange have just launched repeaters on their respective boxes in order to allow their subscribers to extend their Wi-Fi 6 connection. As for SFR, the red square brand will market repeaters at destination starting April 13. of its SFR Box 8 customers. These latest generation repeaters will extend their connection to avoid interference in their homes.

This offer will be available through a rental up to 3 euros per month and per repeater. “This option is currently only available for new fiber customers”, specifies the management of the operator, adding that this offer will be available in the coming weeks for all SFR Box 8 Fiber users, THD then ADSL. Note that the Smart Wi-Fi repeater will allow a theoretical cumulative bandwidth of 5.4 Gbit / s.

The management of the operator has also indicated that research is underway to transform these repeaters into connection points to allow even greater coverage in the premises, while the latter only serve as a point of contact for the time being. modem relay.

Orange launches its own repeater

Orange is no exception. The incumbent operator has just launched its own Wi-Fi 6 repeater for users of its Livebox 4 and Livebox 5. This is available on request from this Thursday in all Up xDSL and Fiber offers. It will be offered via these offers or on purchase at the general public rate of 89 euros, or reduced offers for professionals up to 74.17 euros excluding tax. Note that the latest boxes from Bouygues Telecom are also compatible with repeaters – currently non-proprietary – in order to extend the connection of their users.

As a reminder, compared to Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6 allows the network bandwidth to be quadrupled, such as the number of simultaneous users, each of which can theoretically have up to 10 Gbit / s. Likewise, for latest generation configurations, latency is reduced from 30 ms to 10 ms via 5G algorithm and antenna technologies.

Enough to forget about packet loss while roaming, display 8K video locally, offer 4K HD to videoconferencing, or make augmented reality, like virtual reality, less aggressive with real-time perception. Wireless coverage is also increased by 20% via the 2.4 GHz frequency band, which offers better range and crosses obstacles better than the 5 GHz band.

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