Press release
12 October 2023

FRITZ!Box for fiber optic connections: New FRITZ! Lab for four FRITZ!Box models

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Today AVM is launching a new FRITZ! Lab for more transparency and innovation on fiber optic connections, which is available for testing for the four models FRITZ!Box 5590 Fiber, 5530 Fiber, FRITZ!Box 7590 AX and 7530 AX. Due to the very high bandwidths, low latency and a high level of interference resistance, fiber is the future of broadband. The FRITZ!Box 5590 Fiber and 5530 Fiber, which can be used directly on the fiber optic connection thanks to router freedom, already get the most out of every cable. They come with an integrated fiber optic modem, eliminating the need for an additional modem. The advantages are more performance and less power consumption. With the FRITZ!Box Fiber models and the new Lab, providers also benefit from more information about the line and the connection quality. Because with the FRITZ! Lab, the two models get an innovative fiber optics overview in the user interface. Users can see important information about the connection, speed, as well as connection type and connection quality at a glance. The new overview gives users more transparency for stable and fast fiber optic connections. The FRITZ! Lab also makes it easier to connect a FRITZ!Box Fiber to more and more providers such as Deutsche Telekom, 1&1, Deutsche Glasfaser, Vodafone and O2. When switching from DSL to fiber, the existing FRITZ!Box can simply continue to be used on an additional fiber modem. For exactly this purpose the new Lab version for FRITZ!Box 7590 AX and 7530 AX offers more assistance for a simple and smooth initial installation with the various providers.

Configuring FRITZ!Box for the first time with MyFRITZ!App

AVM is also using this Lab to prepare the four FRITZ!Box models for the new MyFRITZ!App Configuration Wizard, which will soon be available for iOS and Android. The planned wizard makes it possible to set up a new FRITZ!Box on a fiber optic and DSL connection quickly and intuitively using a smartphone or tablet. During the initial configuration the app guides the user step-by-step and interactively through the installation. The app also gives useful tips on the Wi-Fi guest access, parental controls, call blocking, and much more.

This FRITZ! Lab lays the groundwork for the upcoming FRITZ!OS, which is planned for the four models FRITZ!Box 5590 Fiber, 5530 Fiber and FRITZ!Box 7590 AX and 7530 AX. Testers will find the release notes with all new features and updates here. The FRITZ! Lab installation process is also explained here.