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15 Mar 2017

AVM and 1&1 Versatel launch fiber optics marketing for retailers at Cebit 2017

With the claim "Become a fiber optics expert," at Cebit 2017 AVM and the German provider 1&1 Versatel are launching a new marketing program for retailers. At center stage are attractive combinations of fiber optic connections from 1&1 Versatel and the FRITZ!Box 5490 – the first fiber optics box by AVM. Retailers can find out how to participate in the program at AVM's trade fair stand in hall 12, D32.

Fiber optics – the future of broadband

Since July 2016, 1&1 has been offering real gigabit Internet in over 250 cities with its 1&1 Fiber Optic Business 1000 package. It guarantees download speeds of 1000 Mbit/s and enables an upload rate of 200 Mbit/s. Companies that can make due with less bandwidth can choose the package 1&1 Fiber Optic Business 500. Here the download speed reaches 500 Mbit/s and 100 Mbit/s for uploads. Unlike DSL, the bandwidths of fiber optic connections can be guaranteed independent of the line quality. The product is technically realized by 1&1 Versatel, the infrastructure provider of the 1&1 Group.

FRITZ!Box 5490: High speed on fiber optic connections

The FRITZ!Box 5490 for fiber optics enables direct access to the fiber optic connection. It offers Wireless AC with 1300 Mbit/s and Wireless N with 450 Mbit/s for the home network at gigabit speeds. For convenient telephony in HD, the 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 videos throughout the entire internal network. Smart Home functions based on DECT round out the full range of features.

Starting signal at Cebit 2017

"We are looking forward to expanding our cooperation with AVM, a widely renowned manufacturer and innovation leader in the field of routers and broadband performance. This brings two gigabit worlds even closer together. In the future, all partners of AVM will benefit from a unique combination of a high-performance gigabit fiber optic connection at a preferential price and with premium hardware, so they can build momentum to leap into the gigabit age", says Dr Jürgen Hernichel, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 1&1 Versatel.

Ulrich Müller-Albring, Managing Director of AVM: "The new marketing concept comes with many advantages for specialized traders. Plus, they can establish themselves as fiber optic experts through the attractive router and connection package. The business sector offers especially many additional consulting and sales opportunities."

AVM will support retail partners with extensive services, training sessions and marketing materials.

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