05 January 2015
Orange Polska introduced one of the first Dual-Stack Lite PCP solutions in the world to offer IPv6 and a better quality of services to its broadband customers thanks to a simple software upgrade on its residential gateways
Las Vegas – CES - January 5, 2015 – Orange Polska, the Polish telecommunications operator, and SoftAtHome (Suite 31-215, Venetian), a provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, announced at the CES the successful migration of Orange Polska’s deployed ADSL, VDSL and FTTH gateways to IPv6, thanks to an innovative Dual-Stack Lite PCP solution powered by SoftAtHome.
Because quality of services is its major concern, and has been recently well rated by its subscribers, Orange Polska wanted to continue following the trends. With this migration to IPv6, the Polish telecom operator offers its customers with a better reactivity of servers when accessing their applications on native IPv6 sites.
Recently, migration to IPv6 was starting to be a necessity, as IPv4 addresses depletion was becoming a challenge. On the one hand, there was a demand from some customers to benefit from new IPv6 services on the other hand it was important to offer the same quality of experience to IPv4 customers. By introducing Dual-Stack Lite PCP solution, as soon as November 2013, Orange Polska has found a way to deliver IPv6, to provide a better Internet access and advanced services to its customers without having to invest massively in their access network infrastructure.
Accompanying Orange Polska since May 2010, SoftAtHome has participated to the launch of several generations of gateways in the country. SoftAtHome software is available on hundreds thousands of Livebox. For Orange Polska’s IPv6 migration, SoftAtHome provided its software solution ConnectAtHome on Home Gateway to enable IPv6 Dual-Stack Lite PCP support between the Gateway and the core network.
ConnectAtHome is SoftAtHome solution for home gateways, paving the way to Smart Home services. It enables gateways to exploit high speed connectivity options, including fiber connection, VDSL2 bonding and vectoring, as well as 4G access and super-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. ConnectAtHome also brings media center features enabling personal content discovery and sharing both within the home and outside.
“We wanted to provide our end-users with IPv6 services for the best Internet access and most advanced and innovative services,” said Mr Krzysztof Koz?owski, Director of Orange Labs Polska. “Quality of services has always been and will always continue to be our major objective. With SoftAtHome’s great team of experts, we have succeeded in our smooth migration to IPv6 services with a simple software upgrade on our gateways and without having to change our access network infrastructure. Our subscribers have recently expressed their satisfaction about the quality of services we offer. It is our main objective to continue delivering to them the best Quality of Experience.”
“Orange Polska proves again they are a way ahead and very innovative, by being one of the first to deploy IPv6 with a Dual-Stack-Lite PCP solution”, added Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome. “We are very proud to be their partner and to have been able to assist them, thanks to our industry-awarded ConnectAtHome solution. It is in SoftAtHome’s DNA to provide easy and affordable solutions to operators, and we will continue to innovate in this way.”
Arrange your meeting with SoftAtHome in its exclusive private Suite 31-215 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas during CES 2015 from 6th to 9th of January 2015.
About Orange Polska
Orange Polska is Poland’s leading telecoms provider and the largest telecommunications group in Central Europe. We serve nearly 20 million customers in Poland, providing them with the largest portfolio of state-of-the-art telecommunications solutions, including convergent “Orange Open” offering, fast internet access and a variety of multimedia services: e.g. TV and VoD, e-books, audiobooks, location-based services or NFC mobile payments.
Orange Polska provides mobile services to 15,6 mln customers. Over 4.6 mln customers use our modern landline telephony services, of which nearly 2,3 mln also benefit from fast broadband internet access. Orange Polska television services are used by approximately 735 thousand customers.
Orange Polska is a part of the global Orange group.
SoftAtHome is an operator-backed software company delivering the best of connectivity, Pay TV and digital services to the home. Through its SOP product SoftAtHome empowers operators to compete against local competition and global players alike by leveraging the ecosystem to deliver outstanding services. SOP is central to delivering standard based cost-effective solutions that are simple and long lasting. SoftAtHome solutions are already deployed on over 20 million Home Gateways and Set Top Box throughout the world in multiple broadband and broadcast deployments. The company is headquartered in France with development and sales teams also in Belgium and the UAE. For more information, visit our website at www.softathome.com or follow us @SoftAtHome.
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