Press release
29 August 2023
AVM at IFA 2023

The technical details of the IFA highlights from FRITZ! for fiber optic, Wi-Fi 7 and Smart Home

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New high-end FRITZ!Box for fiber optic and DSL with tri-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 7 and Zigbee

Fiber optic is on its way to many households, and the switch from DSL to fiber optic is imminent. The new FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro offers complete flexibility for this technology switch and for every fiber optic or DSL connection. With Wi-Fi 7, Zigbee and DECT, plus a powerful processor and many connection options via gigabit LAN and USB, it offers a future-proof solution. The new top model with an elegant, upright design is suitable for all common fiber optic connections: For the GPON and AON standards, and also via the 2.5-GBit/s WAN port for use with a fiber optic modem (ONT). Alternatively, the FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro can be used on all DSL connections, including supervectoring, for speeds of up to 300 MBit/s. The premium model is also a tri-band Mesh Router and supports Wi-Fi 7, the next generation Wi-Fi for new magnitudes of speed and latency. The FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro can transmit on the three frequency bands 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and, for the first time, 6 GHz, achieving data rates of up to around 18.5 Gbit/s in accordance with the Wi-Fi 6 and 7 standards. Thanks to the new 6-GHz band used exclusively for Wi-Fi, a slew of mobile devices can communicate wirelessly at high speeds with no radar interference. The FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro also offers powerful features for the Smart Home. Besides DECT ULE, it also has the Zigbee radio standard on board, so that many smart applications can be implemented in the areas of energy efficiency, heating, and lighting. In addition it is prepared for the Matter standard – for even more smart applications in the home. Above and beyond this, the FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro is equipped with powerful networking, a telephone system with full convenience for telephony, VPN, Wi-Fi guest access, firewall, and USB ports for connecting storage media or mobile dongles.

More transparency and overview over the fiber optic connection with FRITZ!Box Fiber

At the IFA AVM is showing a preview of the new fiber optic overview on the FRITZ!Box Fiber user interface. Users receive all important information about the connection, the speed, and the connection type and quality, and can even view their development over time. All FRITZ!Box Fiber models, FRITZ!Box 5590 and 5530 Fiber as well as the new 5690 Pro, can be connected directly to the fiber optic connection. Users can insert the fiber optic cable included with delivery directly into the junction box. The First Configuration wizard guides the user intuitively through all settings. With a FRITZ!Box Fiber, users can immediately enjoy the benefits of an all-in-one device: Fast internet, Wi-Fi, streaming, IP telephony, networking, and Smart Home. The future-proof FRITZ!Box Fiber models integrate everything into a single device and thus considerably reduce energy consumption. Compared to the use of two devices—a modem (ONT) and router—a single combined device realizes electricity savings of up to 40 percent. Using an integrated device for fiber optic, DSL, cable, and 5G is safer as well, since updates are available centrally and new features available immediately. All FRITZ!Box Fiber models operate in the fiber optic network in compliance with the relevant standards and offer network providers as well as users high transparency for fast, stable internet connections.

FRITZ! ready with new generation Wi-Fi 7 for fiber optic, DSL and cable

Users in today's wireless networks are well served by the Wi-Fi 6 standard. The next generation is preparing for Wi-Fi 7 and AVM is showing its first products with the FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro and the FRITZ!Box 6670 Cable. The future IEEE 802.11be standard, also known as Wi-Fi 7, offers advantages in the 2.4- and 5-GHz frequency bands, which are are already in use, and also covers the new 6-GHz spectrum. Thanks to the channel bandwidth of 320 MHz, the 6-GHz band provides for very high data throughput and can be used exclusively for Wi-Fi with no radar interference. This combination of low latency and high data throughput enables powerful wireless communication for future real-time applications such as virtual reality, cloud computing, and gaming. And even the latest applications benefit from faster connections, over longer distances and for many mobile devices. The FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro takes full advantage of the benefits of Wi-Fi 7 on the 5-GHz and 6-GHz bands. The new FRITZ!Box 6670 Cable brings the high speed of Wi-Fi 7 to the cable connection. It transmits on 2.4 and 5 GHz and offers powerful Mesh Wi-Fi. For a versatile Smart Home, it supports Zigbee and DECT ULE. The 2.5-gigabit LAN port and four LAN ports also ensure fast data distribution in the home network. Innovative Mesh Wi-Fi features and a telephone system for cordless phones round out the new FRITZ!Box Cable‘s portfolio. It also has a built-in TV tuner that enables television signals to be streamed in the home network via Wi-Fi.

Extends the Wi-Fi Range: FRITZ!Powerline 1240 AX with Wi-Fi 6

If the walls are too thick and the distances in the home too great, but you still want to surf and stream in faraway rooms, this is where the new FRITZ!Powerline 1240 AX comes in. It is perfectly tuned to the Mesh of the FRITZ!Box and brings data to their destination over the power lines with speeds of up to 1200 Mbit/s and via Wi-Fi 6 at up to 600 Mbit/s. Thanks to FRITZ!OS and Mesh Wi-Fi, FRITZ!Powerline 1240 AX is integrated into the home network at the press of a button and opens up a seamless Wi-Fi network with other FRITZ! products. Using powerline technology compliant with the HomePlug AV standard and Wi-Fi 6 on 2.4 GHz, the home network can also extend to rooms where users never had wireless access before. This way users can easily set up the gaming room in their basement, or relax while streaming videos in the garden house, enjoying the full benefits of the FRITZ! digital home network.

The new door/window contact: FRITZ!DECT 350

At the IFA AVM is presenting a new magnetic door/window contact for the Smart Home from FRITZ!: The compact FRITZ!DECT 350 detects immediately when doors or windows are opened, closed, or tilted. The DECT ULE sensor and the FRITZ!DECT 302 and 301 intelligent radiator controls can cooperate for efficient energy savings—and thus spare the environment and your budget. It is child's play to set up scenes like "If window open, then heating down". All FRITZ! Smart Home and compatible Zigbee devices can also be controlled with the FRITZ!DECT 350, allowing users to configure many more scenes and routines. For additional security, the status of the sensor, for instance, open/closed windows, can be checked in the FRITZ!App Smart Home, on the FRITZ!Fon and in FRITZ!OS. The FRITZ!DECT 350 is so small that it can mounted using the adhesive strip included in the package so that it is hidden between the window frame and the sash in many Eurofold windows.

Matter and Zigbee showcases for a versatile Smart Home

At the AVM stand, IFA visitors can view two showcases for the Zigbee and Matter Smart Home standards. Using the example of the FRITZ!Smart Gateway already on the market, AVM demonstrates how Zigbee LED lighting fixtures and DECT ULE lights from various manufacturers can be integrated into the Smart Home of the FRITZ!Box and controlled by app. AVM is also integrating Matter, the new IP-based Smart Home standard, into its products. This way Smart Home apps from other manufacturers can control the intelligent products from FRITZ! in their own central app. In an upcoming FRITZ!OS version, the first step will be to combine the FRITZ!Box and the FRITZ!Smart Gateway into what is called a Matter bridge. Visitors can experience these expanded possibilities in the IFA showcase.

Detect power guzzlers: New energy display for FRITZ!DECT 200/210 – FRITZ!Box with energy-saving mode

AVM is expanding the energy analytic options on the popular smart plugs FRITZ!DECT 200 and 210 Via the free MyFRITZ!Net service from AVM, users can save their consumption data for the long term, and view and analyze them in real time. The latest consumption overview is even available from on the go, on vacation, for instance. This service displays the energy consumption of electrical devices that are connected via the FRITZ!DECT 200—the "best smart power meter", according to the consumer organization Stiftung Warentest—or via the FRITZ!DECT 210. A FRITZ!Box stores the annual consumption data, but MyFRITZ!Net can preserve them for the long term, so that users can analyze and compare their energy use over a longer period of time. The current and the total energy performance can be analyzed over various time periods. Users can already find out the status of their FRITZ! products, and trigger updates or sharing under—for instance, for the FRITZ!Box at home, in the vacation home, or in the small office. With the new energy display, MyFRITZ!Net now also facilitates the optimization of energy costs. If you want to reduce your FRITZ!Box's power consumption as well, since FRITZ!OS 7.56 you can easily select the energy-saving mode. This mode combines the energy-saving options for Wi-Fi, LAN and USB, which could previously be set separately in the user interface. Under "System > Energy Monitor", users can choose between "Energy-saving mode" and "Balanced mode".

Everything is easy: The new MyFRITZ!App configuration wizard and simplified switching to a new FRITZ!Box

Two wizards make life easier for FRITZ!Box users: The new MyFRITZ!App Configuration wizard (Android, iOS) allow you to launch operation of a new FRITZ!Box fast and intuitively by smartphone. During the first configuration the app guides the user step by step through the installation. The app also gives useful tips on the Wi-Fi guest access, parental controls, call blocks, and much more. A preview of this function will be shown at the AVM stand. Also new starting in FRITZ!OS 7.56 is the wizard for easy FRITZ!Box switching. All important settings (for internet, telephony, and Wi-Fi) are adopted, and all of the devices connected with the previous FRITZ!Box (like FRITZ!Repeaters, FRITZ!Powerline or FRITZ!DECT devices) are automatically registered with the new FRITZ!Box—home network devices move over as well. The MyFRITZ! account configured for your old FRITZ!Box is also transferred, so that you can continue to use any VPN connections configured for your FRITZ!Box. And you can continue to use any FRITZ!Apps you have installed.

What's new from the FRITZ!Apps

AVM treated not only the MyFRITZ!App to new features; the other free apps also have new functions to offer. The FRITZ!App WLAN is ready for Wi-Fi 7 and even displays the new 6-GHz frequency band. The FRITZ!App Fon has just become a video door opener. Now users can have images/videos taken by their door intercom system or IP camera displayed and open the door to welcome visitors. The FRITZ!App Smart Home has new functions well: It shows Zigbee devices registered with the FRITZ!Smart Gateway and, if desired, notifies about events in the Smart Home—for instance, when devices are switched on or off. It's even more convenient because FRITZ! Smart Home devices can be registered directly by the app.

The technical details of the FRITZ! highlights at IFA 2023


FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro

  • Powerful integrated fiber optic and DSL router
  • Supports the fiber standards: GPON up to 2.5 Gbit/s, AON up to 1 Gbit/s
  • Can be used on a fiber optic modem (ONT) with 2.5 Gbit/s (WAN)
  • Supports DSL including 35b supervectoring to 300 Mbit/s
  • Tri-band Mesh, 4 x 4 on 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz / Wi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6
  • Wi-Fi speeds: 2.4 GHz: up to 1200 Mbit/s (Wi-Fi 6), 5 GHz: up to 5760 Mbit/s (Wi-Fi 7), 6 GHz: up to 11.53 Gbit/s (Wi-Fi 7)
  • 1 x 2.5-gigabit LAN/WAN port and 4 LAN ports at 1 Gbit/s
  • Telephony via DECT, IP/SIP and 1 analog telephone connection (FXS)
  • Smart Home via DECT ULE and Zigbee, Matter in preparation
  • 1 x USB 3.1 for mobile dongles (5G/4G) as well as storage media and printers

FRITZ!Box 6670 Cable

  • DOCSIS 3.1 router for cable internet
  • Channel bonding with 2x2 OFDM (A) and 32x8 SC-QAM
  • Mesh Wi-Fi, 2 x 2 on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, Wi-Fi 7
  • Wi-Fi speeds: 2.4 GHz: up to 720 Mbit/s, 5 GHz: up to 2,880 Mbit/s
  • 1 x 2.5-gigabit LAN/WAN port and 4 LAN ports at 1 Gbit/s
  • Telephony via DECT, IP/SIP and 1 analog telephone connection (FXS)
  • Integrated tuner for streaming TV signal in the home network
  • Smart Home via DECT ULE and Zigbee, Matter in preparation
  • FRITZ!OS with parental controls, media server, FRITZ!NAS, Wi-Fi guest access, MyFRITZ! and more
  • 1 x USB 2.0 for mobile dongles (5G/4G) as well as storage media and printers

FRITZ!Powerline 1240 AX

  • Powerline and gigabit LAN and Wi-Fi 6
  • Total of 4 LAN ports in the set (2 x for FRITZ!Powerline 1210 and 2 x for FRITZ!Powerline 1240 AX)
  • Mesh Wi-Fi, 2 x 2, on 2.4 GHz, with up to 600 MBit/s
  • Maximum wireless LAN security with WPA3, simple configuration thanks to WPS
  • Slim adapter integrates network-enabled devices into the home network quickly and simply over the home's electrical wiring
  • Compliance with the HomePlug AV2 standard, compatible with IEEE P1901 and all common powerline devices
  • The power consumption during the frequent standby condition is only 4.5 watts (1240 AX) or 2.4 watts (1210). During operation the power consumption increases to a total of just around 3 watts
  • Automatic FRITZ!OS updates for new features and more security


  • Magnetic door/window contact
  • DECT ULE sensor, tuned to FRITZ!Box with DECT base station
  • Detects open doors and open or tilted windows
  • Saves energy directly in combination with the FRITZ!DECT 301 and 302 radiator controls
  • Controls all switchable FRITZ! Smart Home and compatible Zigbee devices
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • Dimensions: 9.1 cm x 2.4 cm or 2.8 x 1.5 cm


FRITZ!Smart Gateway and FRITZ!Fon X6 are already on the market in Germany.