Press releases
16 Mar 2015
AVM at Cebit 2015 – hall 13, stand C48

AVM showing the latest technologies for fast, versatile home networking

  • Turbo wireless LAN: 4 x 4 Multi-User MIMO Wireless AC Wave 2
  • Everything speaks IP: the FRITZ!Box on IP-based connections
  • FRITZ!Box Cable technology study − The future at the cable connection
  • More speed over copper: VDSL vectoring and VDSL bonding

One highlight is the newly developed FRITZ!Box 4080 for flexible deployment on cable, DSL and fiber optic modems. It supports Wireless AC Wave 2 with 4 x 4 Multi-User MIMO. This technology grants the wireless network a huge boost in speed and efficiency. Now multiple wireless devices can be provided with the maximum data throughput per stream − gross data rates of up to 2.5 Gbit/s are possible. Home networks with many users and wireless devices benefit especially. By 2018 at the latest, landline telephony on DSL lines in Germany will be completely converted to IP telephony. All FRITZ!Box models are ideally suited for conversion to IP telephony. High speeds are in the future of cable networks as well. In Hanover AVM is presenting a technology study with a future FRITZ!Box Cable. 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.0 multi-link PPP enables data rates of up to 1.7 Gbit/s downstream and 240 Mbit/s upstream. Fast developments on copper twin wire are also under way. VDSL vectoring with 100 Mbit/s and VDSL bonding with a total of 240 Mbit/s offer turbo speeds on the DSL line. The new technologies and products from AVM can be experienced live at the Cebit at stand C48 in hall 13.

Please see also the main Cebit press release for more information on the new FRITZ! products.

Turbo for wireless networks: Wireless AC Wave 2 with 4 x 4 Multi-User MIMO technology

Life is becoming faster and more versatile at home: Surfing on the notebook and PC, streaming 4K videos, online games on consoles, tablets, smartphones and TV, and music playing on wireless multiroom systems. The users use many different mobile devices concurrently and expect applications to run smoothly. What's needed here is ultra-fast, stable wireless LAN to supply data to the different devices simultaneously. This is offered by the newly developed FRITZ!Box 4080. It supports Wireless AC Wave 2 and, thanks to Multi-User MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology, provides for the best wireless LAN for high-demand home networks. The latest wireless standards, including Wireless AC, based on Single-User MIMO, supply the devices with data in sequence: One device at a time sends and receives data before it is followed by the next device. The evolution of Wireless AC, Wave 2, combined with 4 x 4 Multi-User MIMO technology, now allows for even more throughput in the wireless network, since data are transmitted concurrently between the access point and several connected devices. This allows the real data throughput per client to more than double. Each individual device, regardless of its wireless standard, benefits from faster data throughput as well as improved latency and low power consumption. Even wireless devices located further away are addressed directly thanks to Multi-User MIMO beamforming. By aiming the wireless signals directly, even wireless devices located far away can be supplied with high data rates concurrently. Devices can be reached with significantly higher data rates than are possible with undirected signals. Streaming video across greater distances in the wireless network, for instance, finds optimal support in the FRITZ!Box 4080. The FRITZ!Box 4080 also offers more performance with Wireless N on the 2.4-GHz frequency band. Through a new modulation method (256QAM), 200 Mbit/s can be transmitted on each of four streams, making for up to 800 Mbit/s gross in the 2.4-GHz frequency band.

Everything speaks IP: FRITZ!Box also perfect for IP-based connections

The majority of the 23.2 million DSL connections in Germany are already based on IP technology without landline telephony. Currently up to 100,000 landline connections are migrated to IP every week; by 2018 at the latest, all ISDN and analog landlines are to be completely converted to IP in Germany. For an IP-based connection, even landline telephony is transmitted via Internet protocol over DSL rather than via various frequency ranges on the copper wire. This allows voice quality to be improved, and the already common Voice-over-IP telephony makes even conversations in acoustically demanding HD telephony possible. All FRITZ!Box models have supported Internet telephony since 2004 and are optimized for all IP-based telephone and DSL connections. The new FRITZ!Box 4080 and the popular FRITZ!Box models 7490, 7390, 7270 and 7272 are equipped with internal ISDN (S0) and analog ports as well as DECT. This means users can continue to operate ISDN telephones and exchanges and analog devices even on IP-based connections. Users can benefit from the advantages of Internet telephony without any transition phase. The new FRITZ!Box 7430, which AVM is debuting in Hanover, is a true IP specialist. It offers fast Internet on modern IP-based connections, supports VDSL vectoring, and is ideal for Internet, telephony and IPTV.

The future of the home network on the cable connection

In 2014, 5.9 million of the total of 29.4 million broadband connections in Germany were cable based. At this time the first cable operators are offering rates of up to 200 Mbit/s downstream throughout all of Europe. Even higher data rates (up to 500 Mbit/s) may be achieved in the future. There is still great potential for ultra-fast Internet and home networking on the cable connection. At Cebit AVM is showing a FRITZ!Box Cable as a technology study for the next boost in speed on the cable connection. This FRITZ!Box Cable uses 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.0 multi-link PPP to enable data rates of up to 1.7 Gbit/s downstream and 240 Mbit/s upstream. In the home network, too, FRITZ!Box Cable will offer gigabit speeds thanks to dual-band wireless (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and 4 x 4 Multi-User MIMO with up to 2.5 Gbit/s. The 4 x 4 Multi-User-MIMO technology for Wireless AC Wave 2 and 4 x 4 MIMO for Wireless N with up to 800 Mbit/s provide for extremely stable applications. In addition to the advantages of FRITZ!OS, the FRITZ!Box offers an integrated TV tuner for television throughout the home: The FRITZ!Box Cable transmits the DVB-C signal directly to mobile devices via wireless LAN/IP. This means the cable TV program in the home network can be received even on smartphones and tablets. The TV receiver function is performed by the free FRITZ!App TV for Android and iOS.

Even more speed on the copper twin wire: VDSL vectoring and bonding

For DSL connections there are rapid advances on the copper twin wire. Since 2014 network operators have been offering fast VDSL vectoring connections with 100 Mbit/s. All VDSL FRITZ!Box models support vectoring; even older models have been upgraded to support vectoring with a free software update. The subject of VDSL bonding is also picking up speed in a number of European countries. For VDSL bonding the provider combines two copper twin wires to comprise one VDSL bonding connection. This technology allows for data rates of over 200 Mbit/s. Through the additional combination of bonding and vectoring, the potential bandwidths are increased even further, enabling rates of up to 300 Mbit/s.

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