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AVM presents new FRITZ! products at the Broadband World Forum

In line with the motto "Power the Broadband Future" AVM appears at this year's Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in London with a whole package of innovations for high-speed home networking. Among the highlights are the new FRITZ!Box 5490 for fiber optic connections, the upcoming FRITZ!OS and an exciting outlook at new options for VDSL Bonding, Super Vectoring and G.fast.

FRITZ!Box 5490: High speed on fiber optic connections

The new FRITZ!Box 5490 for fiber optic networks offers expanded range in the home network and reaches up to 1300 Mbit/s with Wireless AC and 450 Mbit/s with Wireless N. It also enables direct access to an Active Optical Network (AON), relying on the latest active point-to-point technology designed for Fiber to the Home connections. The new FRITZ!Box 5490 for fiber optics combines everything that makes the established flagship for DSL − the FRITZ!Box 7490 − successful: gigabit speed, the latest hardware, free FRITZ!Apps, Wireless AC and even a telephone system including a built-in DECT base station.

FRITZ!OS: new look and a better overview in the home network

With the FRITZ!Box 5490 you can also enjoy the broad array of functions offered by the new FRITZ!OS, the operating system for FRITZ! products. For example, it features a new Home Network Overview, which displays all of the devices connected to the FRITZ!Box. The new FRITZ!OS also provides a central location for updating other FRITZ! products like DECT telephones and repeaters. Moreover, the user interface fritz.box appears in a new responsive design and adjusts perfectly to the different display screens on notebooks, tablets and smartphones. For the first time, FRITZ!OS also enables the controlling of DECT-ULE thermostats (Comet DECT from EUROtronic) with the FRITZ!Box. Additionally, there are news for FRITZ!Fon included. The DECT phones feature five new, individually selectable start screens as well as a new screen for the answering machine and an option to change the font size in the menus.

Exploiting the copper twin wire

On top of this, AVM is giving trade visitors a first outlook at new product ideas for VDSL Bonding, Super Vectoring and G.fast. There are prospects for more speed by combining several lines (Bonding) or extending the transmission of the bandwidth. The subject of VDSL Bonding is also picking up speed in a number of European countries. The technology allows data rates of up to 200 Mbit/s. By combining Bonding and Vectoring, possible transmission rates can be increased even more, enabling up to 300 Mbit/s.