Press releases
20 Oct 2015
AVM at the Broadband World Forum 2015 in London

New FRITZ!Box for fiber optic connections and intelligent wireless LAN for high-demand home networks

  • Trade fair highlight: The FRITZ!Box 5490 for fiber optics
  • New, intelligent wireless LAN: 4x4 dual band Wave 2 with Multi-User MIMO
  • FRITZ!OS: new design and a better overview in the home network and for wireless LAN
  • Outlook on VDSL Bonding, Super Vectoring and G.fast

FRITZ!Box 5490: High speed on fiber optic connections

With the new FRITZ!Box 5490 for fiber optics AVM is providing a broadband device that enables direct access to an Active Optical Network (AON), relying on the active point-to-point technology of the future, which is designed for the operation of FTTH connections (Fiber to the Home). The new FRITZ!Box 5490 for fiber optics combines everything that makes the established flagship for DSL – the FRITZ!Box 7490 – successful: gigabit speed, cutting-edge hardware, free FRITZ!Apps and the diversity of FRITZ!OS. The FRITZ!Box 5490 offers higher speed and greater range in the home network featuring Wireless AC with 1300 Mbit/s and Wireless N with 450 Mbit/s. For convenient telephony in HD, the new FRITZ!Box 5490 incorporates a telephone system with answering machines, an integrated DECT base station for up to six cordless telephones and connection options for analog, ISDN and IP telephones. The powerful media server streams music, images, and video throughout the entire home network. Smart Home functions based on DECT round off the full range of features. The FRITZ!Box 5490 supports simplified provisioning on the basis of the CPE WAN Management protocol (DSL-Forum TR-069), easing the implementation of provider services like Internet, IP TV and Voice over IP.

Fast and intelligent thanks to 4x4 dual band Wireless AC Wave 2 with Multi-User MIMO

With the FRITZ!Box models to be launched in 2016, providers can offer their customers high speeds not only for connections, but for the home network as well. Thanks to 4x4 dual band Wave 2 and Multi-User MIMO, the FRITZ!Box provides the best WiFi for highest demands on the home network. The upcoming routers transmit in both frequencies (4x4 N and 4x4 AC Wave 2), so that more wireless applications can be operated concurrently, at rates of up to 2.5 Gbit/s (2533 Mbit/s). Each individual device, regardless of its wireless standard, benefits from faster data throughput as well as improved latency and low power consumption. The FRITZ!Box processes the streaming of 4K videos, online games on consoles and different users with smartphones and tablets – all using wireless LAN at the same time while enjoying the best quality at top speeds. The new models also offer better performance with Wireless N in the 2.4-GHz frequency band. Through the modulation method (256-QAM), 200 Mbit/s can be transmitted on each of four streams, reaching up to 800 Mbit/s gross. Analog telephone sockets, a DECT base station as well as an internal ISDN port and FRITZ!OS round off the comprehensive hardware of the new FRITZ!Box models.

FRITZ!OS – a better overview in the home network, wireless LAN and FRITZ!Fon

At the BBWF AVM is presenting the next FRITZ!OS, the operating system for FRITZ! products. There is a new Home Network Overview, which displays all of the devices connected to the FRITZ!Box. It also offers a central location for updating other FRITZ! products like DECT telephones and repeaters. The beloved parental controls feature now offers even more flexibility, with an easy way to spontaneously extend online time via tickets. The wireless LAN monitor for analyzing the “traffic load” in wireless networks contains even more detailed information on the wireless network. Now users can see at a glance all of the influences by radio networks in the vicinity and can select the best channel on the interface. The user interface fritz.box appears in a new responsive design and adjusts perfectly to the different display screens on notebooks, tablets and smartphones. News from FRITZ!Fon: 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. For the first time, FRITZ!OS also enables the controlling of DECT-ULE thermostats (Comet DECT from EUROtronic) with the FRITZ!Box.

Exploiting the copper twin wire: VDSL Bonding, Super Vectoring, G.fast

At the BBWF AVM is also showing trade visitors promising options for even more speed for broadband connections. Fast developments on copper twin wire are under way. There are prospects for more speed by combining several lines (Bonding) or extending the transmission of the bandwidth (Super Vectoring 35 MHz, G.fast 106 or 212 MHz). 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. Super Vectoring runs parallel to VDSL and supports speeds of up to 400 Mbit/s on a line length of maximum 300 meters. With G-fast as a next level of VDSL, data rates of 1 Gbit/s and more are possible on the copper twin wire at the same line length.

Event notification AVM Key Notes:
Tuesday, 20.10.2015, 2:40 – 3:00 pm
Perspectives for Wireless LAN and DECT at the Connected Home
Dr. Gerd Thiedemann, Head of Product Management AVM

Tuesday, 20.10.2015, 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Interactive Discussion:
Why are operators waiting to deploy technology guaranteed to increase speeds?
Dr. Gerd Thiedemann, Head of Product Management AVM

All FRITZ! products can be experienced live at BBWF from 20 to 22 October in London, AVM stand A70.

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