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Orange broadband starts its transformation to EE

Orange fixed line broadband customers who use the Orange Bright Box may have received or will receive shortly a firmware update to their router. After all Orange and T-Mobile customers spotted their mobile signal network change to EE, a similar change is happening to the ADSL2+ customers.

The firmware update is deployed via the TR069 remote management protocol, and will apply EE branding to the routers web interface, and also enable new functionality that will allow the Bright Box to switch into an Ethernet router mode for use with the Openreach fibre services that EE is selling.

The upgrade normally takes place between 4am and 6am, so should not interfere with Internet activity for the majority of people, and for those that power down everything at night, a second wave of updates will follow to update these devices during the day in a few weeks.

Comments

It already provides an Ethernet router mode.

It would seem that the main change is cosmetic/branding. Though it is reported it also provides a Mobile broadband service.

  • XRaySpeX
  • over 4 years ago

Well that's me well and truly stuffed. Have been with this company since freezer e days. Changed to brightbox package in May and still don't have a working modem. Now awaiting a fourth replacement. Probably arrive without the update and still won't work......

  • ploddo
  • over 4 years ago

'Freeserve' days

  • ploddo
  • over 4 years ago

EE have just sent round a text message telling us we'll see 'EE' on our phones. They're too late as that has been the case for at least the last 2 weeks! How about some planning ahead and telling to expect the change rather than telling us when we already know and it's too late to change?

  • michaels_perry
  • over 4 years ago

@ploddo

Why stay with such a **** company?

  • otester
  • over 4 years ago

@otester
@ploddo

Because its very cheap (both service and price).

People simply are too tight to move to better packages. Clearly the messages is that [email protected] service is worth the money.

Great shame if you ask me.

  • mcompton69
  • over 4 years ago

@mcompton69: Which better packages?

It's technically equal to all other BT wholesale ISPs and often faster than LLU.

True it has awful unintelligible brainless phone support, but then by many accounts so does BT. But don't use it. Write to them instead and they'll get things done; I always have.

  • XRaySpeX
  • over 4 years ago

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