Freebox Revolution, SFR Evolution, BBox Sensation, etc. All major Internet service providers have launched their new generation boxes in recent months. All but the most important of them, Orange. Its 9.6 million subscribers still have to settle for a Livebox which is starting to look pale in comparison to what the operators competitors.
Above all, this material delay is starting to have economic consequences since in the first quarter of 2012, Orange recruited fewersubscribers than its rivals (73,000 new subscribers against 88,000 at Bouygues and more than 200,000 at Free). The historic operator must react, and quickly if he does not want to see his advance melt further.
Originally, the new Livebox, the one that was to replace the Livebox 2 launched in 2009, was not planned before 2013. But the technological advance of Free, SFR and Bouygues would have forced Orange to accelerate its response. From now on, it is autumn 2012 which is mentioned as the potential launch date for the new Orange box. This is what the Zdnet site claims.