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24 Feb 2017
AVM at the Mobile World Congress 2017

Into the broadband future with FRITZ!Box and smart mesh networking for mobile devices at home

  • Powerful FRITZ!Box models for DSL, cable, fiber optics and LTE
  • FRITZ!Box for G.fast, supervectoring, bonding and DOCSIS 3.1
  • Best wireless LAN with mesh convenience and modular application
  • FRITZ!OS 6.80: More for WiFi, security, telephony and Smart Home

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 AVM is showing the latest FRITZ!Box models for the broadband technologies of the future, smart mesh networking and the new FRITZ!OS 6.80. All FRITZ!Box models for DSL, cable, fiber optics and LTE provide fast, secure Internet access for mobile devices in the home network. In 2017 AVM is focusing on strong connections with mesh networking convenience for its FRITZ! products. FRITZ!Box, FRITZ!WLAN Repeaters, FRITZ!Powerline and FRITZ!WLAN Sticks enable seamless communication at high speeds, creating a comfort zone for mobile devices. All FRITZ! products can be controlled intuitively on a smartphone or tablet. They are optimized for concurrent operation with other devices and for modular implementation. Regular updates like the new FRITZ!OS 6.80, another highlight of AVM's trade fair presentation, continuously improve performance. The new version of the FRITZ!Box operating system offers users many new functions for surfing, telephony, security and wireless LAN. AVM is presenting the latest FRITZ! highlights live at stand 6H40 in hall 6.

FRITZ!Box faster than ever: bonding, supervectoring 35b and G.fast, DOCSIS 3.1

The FRITZ!Box 7581 for VDSL bonding and supervectoring 35b is making its debut. Recently it began operation on VDSL bonding connections in the Netherlands. Through bonding, the available rate on DSL lines rises to up to 240 Mbit/s. In several other countries, the first pilot projects for G.fast are just about to start. By expanding bandwidth, this DSL technology allows higher transmission rates of up to 1 Gbit/s over short distances. The FRITZ!Box 7582 is already optimized for supervectoring 35b and G.fast, and guarantees compatibility to existing ADSL or VDSL connections. The FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable with 32 x 8 channel bonding will soon be available for cable connections in Germany. AVM is also offering providers a look at the latest developments for DOCSIS 3.1, the next expansion phase in cable networks. The two models already available for purchase, FRITZ!Box 5490 for fiber optics and FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE, round out the range of high-end routers AVM is showing at the trade fair.

Best wireless LAN with mesh convenience and a customizable modular structure

Wireless LAN has become as basic a need as electricity or water. For so many mobile devices, high bandwidth is expected everywhere in the home. Since introducing the first wireless repeater for the electric outlet in 2008, AVM has pioneered the expansion of range and data throughput in home networks. In 2017 AVM is focusing on strong connections with mesh networking convenience for its FRITZ! products. The FRITZ!Box integrates devices like smartphones and tablets seamlessly into the wireless network. After entering a secure network password, users are automatically granted a wireless connection. All devices use a wireless network with the same name (SSID) and network key (WPA2). For wireless networks that have to span greater distances or reach other stories, the FRITZ! products can be applied modularly to build a wireless mesh network. No new, elaborate configuration is required. For demands sized S to XL, AVM offers its users a system combining the FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!WLAN Repeaters. In addition, the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with wireless LAN transmits data over the power lines and then further via WiFi. All wireless connections are optimized for TV and video streaming. Highly developed technologies like crossband repeating, band steering (with FRITZ!OS 6.80) and Multi-User MIMO provide for fast, efficient distribution of the data. What is more, the convenience of AVM products cannot be topped: via the FRITZ!Hotspot guests can enjoy their own wireless LAN separate from your own network. The devices can be managed individually and controlled from practically anywhere. The wireless LAN switching schedule specifies whether and when the wireless network should be active. The FRITZ! products can be operated intuitively on mobile devices, are perfectly coordinated with each other, and receive regular updates to improve performance. With five WLAN repeaters, three FRITZ!Powerline adapters with WiFi function, and FRITZ!Box models supporting multiple wireless standards, AVM offers a powerful portfolio for every need.

Eighty innovations to improve performance and security: FRITZ!OS 6.80

With 80 innovations and improvements the new software version optimizes FRITZ! homes. The highlights cover many areas: thanks to band steering, wireless LAN by FRITZ! now adjusts even better to different needs. It is also easier to allocate the data rates available in the home network and guest network. The new online monitor is also very handy, since it now displays the data rates of the guest access on top of the usual downstream rates for Internet and IP TV. There are also new features and new displays for smart plugs in the Smart Home area. The popular MyFRITZ! service appears in a responsive design and the MyFRITZ!App simplifies secure access to the home network. The FRITZ!Fon receives new start screens and a night service. Safe surfing, streaming and communication are based on regular updates. FRITZ!OS 6.80 keeps the FRITZ!Box secure and up to date. Settings and changes can be configured even more safely now with an additional confirmation (two-factor authentication). At the same time, demands on password security have increased. For beginners or home network experts: everyone benefits from the new FRITZ!OS. The new version of FRITZ!OS 6.80 is currently being rolled out for the latest FRITZ!Box models in Germany and internationally. For more information about the models and innovations: en.avm.de/products/fritzOS/fritzos-680.

Expert in broadband at home and Smart Home: AVM and FRITZ! international

Best known for its FRITZ!Box models, AVM is a leading manufacturer of broadband devices for DSL, cable, fiber optics and LTE (4G) in Germany and Europe. Products for WiFi, DECT and powerline provide for intelligent networking at home and for Smart Home. AVM distributes its products in over 40 countries. The products are sold through national and international distributors, retailers, and specialized dealers. AVM maintains a variety of partnerships with major European network operators and Internet providers.

Details on the current FRITZ!Box models:

FRITZ!Box 7581 for supervectoring 35b and bonding

  • 2 x VDSL ports (bonding + supervectoring)
  • Dual band Wireless AC + N with 1300 Mbit/s + 450 Mbit/s
  • 4 x gigabit LAN
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • DECT base station for telephones and Smart Home applications
  • Two ports for analog telephones or fax (a/b port)
  • FRITZ!Box 7581 is already available from providers offering bonding technology

FRITZ!Box 7582 for supervectoring 35b and G.fast

  • 1 x VDSL port (supervectoring 35 and G.fast)
  • Dual band Wireless AC + N with 1300 Mbit/s + 450 Mbit/s
  • 4 x gigabit LAN
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • DECT base station for telephones and Smart Home applications
  • Two ports for analog telephones or fax (a/b port)
  • The market launch of FRITZBox 7582 depends on the availability of the technology included

FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable

  • 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding (Fullband Capture Tuner)
  • 4 x 4 dual band Wireless AC + N with Multi-User MIMO (1733 Mbit/s + 800 Mbit/s gross)
  • 4 x gigabit LAN
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • DECT base station for telephones and Smart Home applications
  • 1 x ISDN S₀
  • Two ports for analog telephones or fax (a/b port)
  • When combined with FRITZ!App TV or VLC player, transmits cable TV via wireless LAN to mobile devices in the home network
  • Market launch of the FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable in Germany: spring 2017

FRITZ!Box 5490 (fiber optics)

  • Direct access for point-to-point FTTH connections (Active Optical Network)
  • For direct connections to the fiber optic socket, option for use on ONU
  • Dual band Wireless AC + N with 1300 Mbit/s + 450 Mbit/s
  • 4 x gigabit LAN
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • DECT base station for telephones and Smart Home applications
  • Internal ISDN S₀ bus for ISDN telephones or ISDN telephone system
  • Two ports for two analog telephones, answering machines and fax
  • FRITZ!Box 5490 is already available from fiber optic providers

FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE

  • Internet via LTE: up to 150 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s upstream (CAT 4, FDD)
  • Multi-band support: six LTE (FDD) and three 3G frequencies
  • Fallback to GSM/EDGE/GPRS when LTE or UMTS coverage is insufficient
  • Supports roaming
  • Wireless N with 450 Mbit/s (2.4 GHz)
  • 1 x gigabit LAN
  • The FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE is already available for purchase

FRITZ!Box 7580

  • 1 VSDL port for up to 100 Mbit/s, supports vectoring
  • 1 gigabit WAN port for flexible operation on cable or fiber optic modems, including automatic start with proper configuration
  • 4 x 4 dual band Wireless AC + N with Multi-User MIMO (1733 Mbit/s + 800 Mbit/s)
  • 4 x gigabit LAN
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x ISDN S₀
  • DECT base station for telephones and Smart Home applications
  • Two ports for analog telephones or fax (a/b port)
  • FRITZ!Box 7580 is already available for purchase in Germany
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