Freeboxes WiFi shows up, Orange works and fails…

It happened on Free and telco: Freebox WiFi shows up, Orange works and fails...

As every week, we present you our column “It happened in Azad and telecommunication…” previous centuries. These developments will certainly concern Azad, but more broadly the telecommunications and digital sectors. Memories memories…

January 24, 1984: First Macintosh

Apple’s legendary computer was released 39 years ago. Then “Big Blue” was presented as a device that could revolutionize the market, the quality of which was recognized even by Bill Gates at that time. If since then Apple has become synonymous with the economic superpower, January 24, 1984 was the David and Goliath struggle that presented itself for the Cupertino company.

Apple has come a long way on the design side… But hello to you too, a little revolution in a box!

January 25, 2011: Orange acquires Dailymotion

Dailymotion has long wanted to be a real competitor to the giant YouTube, and at its inception, at the French level, it worked. It was on this platform that many videographers made their first experiments before moving to YouTube to become stars of the network (for example, Cyprien and Norman, among the French cadors who started on Dailymotion). And Orange bought 49% of the platform in hopes of restarting the machine on January 25, 2011… with no real success. No chance.

January 26, 1926: First live public television broadcast

He is alive! “, it has been 97 years since the first broadcast of the television program. This was the London session on January 26, 1926, dedicated to members of the Royal Institution. Thus, the screen broadcasts a rebroadcast in the form of an image in 30 lines, on which the silhouette of the character can be distinguished. adjoining room. This is the birth of television, although we still have a long way to go before we have hundreds of live channels.

Here, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird poses next to his invention.

January 28, 2015: Free finally provides a full map of its interactive terminals

We forget it, but to find a terminal to subscribe to Free Mobile, you need to know your addresses! Until January 28, 2015, the latter could only be found on platforms published by various distributors, without installing a card in Free. Well, the operator has since corrected the situation and launched its new official card today, taking almost all of the 898 terminals installed at the time. It has since been merged with operator shops.

January 28, 2015: Introducing Bbox Miami

Bbox, well known to the French, celebrates its birthday this week: Miami. Introduced in December 2014, this first “next generation” box to integrate the Android TV operating service is finally available to Bouygues Telecom subscribers who wish to migrate.

Therefore, the decoder was distinguished not only by its access to Android applications, but also by its Bluetooth connection, small size, native compatibility with Chromecast… An innovation that came just before Free’s first Android box: mini 4K.

28 January 2021: No deal between Orange and Free for 5G

At the end of the 5G auctions in October 2020, Orange and Free announced that they had started discussions to find a mobile network sharing agreement. But these ended, on January 28, 2021, the current operator was announced. Enough to put an end to the potential idea of ​​sharing 5G networks between the two operators.

January 29, 2018: Launches a free utility

A new feature fully integrated into the Freebox Pop server: just a QR code to connect to WiFi. On January 29, 2018, Xavier Niel’s operator launched a new update for mini 4K and Revolution servers that allows you to create a “guest” login directly from the Freebox OS interface or the Freebox Compagnon app. The principle was very simple and hasn’t changed since then: create a simple access code to scan with your smartphone, with the ability to limit the time the device will be in your network.

All you had to do was display it on your smartphone, computer or even print this QR code on a piece of paper to hand out to guests in need. Now it’s possible to easily create one from your Freebox Connect app.

This article was taken from the Univers FreeBox website

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