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12 Jun 2018
AVM at ANGA COM 2018

ANGA COM: FRITZ!Box for gigabit: DOCSIS 3.1, fiber and DSL -FRITZ!OS 7 for Mesh updates, telephony and Smart Home

In line with the motto "Gigabit Power - Smart Mesh" AVM is presenting the latest FRITZ!Box models at this year's ANGA COM, and will also give a first look at the brand new FRITZ!OS 7. The focus is on the FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable for DOCSIS 3.1; in the first live operation of DOCSIS 3.1, AVM has proven that cable connections are capable of gigabit speeds. In Bochum, Germany's first gigabit pilot area, customers can already use the FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable, giving them access to fast internet, top WiFi performance and all-round home networking. Other providers and regions are preparing for the introduction of the FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable. The FRITZ!Box 6591, with its first-class features, is ready for when cable providers expand their gigabit networks: a powerful processor, dual-band WLAN (4x4 WLAN AC+N) including Mesh WiFi as well as gigabit LAN and USB 3.0 ports, telephony and Smart Home functions. For speedy fiber optic connections, AVM is showing two end devices for passive and active fiber optic technology: the FRITZ!Box 5491 and 5490. The new FRITZ!Box 7583 for G.fast with 212 MHz and VDSL including 35b supervectoring also supports bonding. The FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE, which provides fast Internet via mobile networks and DSL, is also ready for roll-out. The router will soon be getting a performance upgrade, which will allow it to be operated concurrently on DSL lines and via LTE. Users who take part in current FRITZ! Lab beta can already use the new features. The latest FRITZ! Lab, available in Germany for the FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable flagship model, gives customers a first look at the new mesh functions for cable connections. An additional AVM highlight at this year's ANGA COM is the FRITZ!OS 7. The upcoming release is packed with new features for WiFi, Mesh and Smart Home. The extended band steering and Zero Wait DFS functions provide greater performance and convenience in the FRITZ!Box's Mesh WiFi. Also new is the FRITZ! Mesh Set: the familiar combination of the FRITZ!Box 7590 and FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1750E will be available as the "FRITZ! Mesh Set 7590 + 1750". It will be available for purchase from July in Germany. There will be a series of talks from our AVM experts, on topics such as DOCSIS 3.1, fiber and Smart Home. The FRITZ! highlights at this year’s ANGA COM can be found in Hall 7, Stand E10.

FRITZ!Box for gigabit speeds at broadband connections

The FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable is optimized for the gigabit revolution and is already being used by customers in the western German city of Bochum, where a gigabit pilot project has recently started. With 2 x 2 OFDM channel bonding (Orthogonal Frequence Division Multiplexing) in accordance with DOCSIS 3.1, the new FRITZ!Box Cable achieves top speeds of up to 6 Gbit/s downstream and 2 Gbit/s upstream. The new FRITZ!Box Cable offers providers additional flexibility, since the upstream frequency ranges can be variably configured. The FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable is backward compatible to DOCSIS 3.0, making it ideal for use in existing DOCSIS 3.0 networks, as well as for connections with the new 3.1 standard. The FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable is also a high-performance router for fast internet, telephony and Smart Home. Thanks to the FRITZ!Box's mesh WiFi technology, users benefit from top WiFi speeds for surfing, streaming or gaming – for multiple devices, seamlessly reaching the furthest corners of your home, apartment or office.

AVM has two powerful terminal devices that can be used directly at fiber optic outlets, the FRITZ!Box 5491 and 5490. Because the new FRITZ!Box 5491 supports GPON, and the FRITZ!Box 5490 the active point-to-point technology (AON), the FRITZ!Box can be deployed directly on all common fiber optic connections. (GPON = Gigabit Passive Optical Network; AON = Active Optical Network).

The new FRITZ!Box 7583 is an all-round router for G.fast and VDSL connections. It supports G.fast with 212 MHz and VDSL including 35b supervectoring. Thanks to bonding, it can also combine the speeds offered by these DSL technologies. Depending on the provider, the new FRITZ!Box 7583 can be used in a variety of ways. In single-line operation it achieves download rates of up to 1.5 Gbit with G.fast and 300 Mbit/s with 35b supervectoring. Through bonding, data rates of up to 3 Gbit/s or 600 Mbit/s can be achieved.

The FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE offers speedy internet via mobile networks or DSL, with data rates of up to 300 Mbit/s. At the ANGA COM, AVM is showing an upcoming version of FRITZ!OS, which will allow the FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE to be deployed via a mobile network and on the DSL connection at the same time. With the appropriate mobile network and DSL tariff plans, this means it’s possible to achieve gross data rates of up to 600 Mbit/s under ideal conditions. Users who take part in the current FRITZ! Lab beta (en.avm.de/fritz-lab) can already use the new features.

In addition to fast internet access, all of the FRITZ!Box models shown at ANGA COM 2018 are also equipped with a wealth of features for home networking. Fast dual-band wireless LAN, gigabit WAN and LAN ports pass the fast tempo from the connection on to the home network. An integrated telephone system, a DECT base station for telephony and Smart Home functions provide for communication over many channels. The FRITZ!OS operating system keeps all products up to date with the latest, secure software.

FRITZ!OS 7: the next level for FRITZ!, with Mesh, telephony and Smart Home updates

A FRITZ!Box provides users with fast internet and innovative mesh functions in a single device. This saves energy and space, as well as being future-proof thanks to regular updates such as FRITZ!OS 7. FRITZ! products allow for high-performance Mesh WiFi with multiple access points (Multi-AP), which can be expanded as needed. FRITZ!OS 7 builds on this convenience and offers a whole host of updates and improvements for Mesh WiFi, telephony, Smart Home and MyFRITZ!. You can find more detailed information about FRITZ!OS 7 in the CEBIT press release from 7 June (en.avm.de/press-releases).

Talks from AVM experts at ANGA COM 2018

Tuesday 12 June
3pm-4:30pm, Room 2: “The ONT is Dead – New Developments in Fiber Terminals”, talk by Dr. Gerd Thiedemann, Head of Product Management at AVM

Wednesday 13 June
4.45pm-6pm, Room 2: “DOCSIS 3.1 is Becoming Reality – Practical Considerations”, talk by Henning Kroll, Product Manager at AVM

Thursday 14 June
10:45am-11:45am, Room 3: “Inhouse Connectivity & Smart Home“ congress panel, including Olav Fritz, Manager Sales Provider at AVM

1pm-2pm, Unitymedia Stand, Hall 8, Stand P11: “Fit for Gigabit: FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable“, talk by Henning Kroll, Product Manager at AVM

The FRITZ!Box models for cable, fiber optic, DSL and LTE

FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable

  • 2 x 2 OFDM DOCSIS 3.1 channel (6 Gbit/s downstream, 2 Gbit/s upstream)
  • 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding (1.7 Gbit/s downstream, 240 Mbit/s upstream)
  • Configurable upstream filter from 5 to 204 MHz
  • 4 x 4 dual band Wireless AC + N with Multi-User MIMO (1,733 Mbit/s + 800 Mbit/s)
  • 4 gigabit LAN ports
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • DECT base station for up to 6 telephones and Smart Home functions
  • Internal ISDN S₀ bus for ISDN telephones or ISDN telephone system
  • 2 ports for analog telephones or fax
  • FRITZ!OS: with parental controls, media server, FRITZ!NAS, wireless guest access, MyFRITZ!

FRITZ!Box 5491 and 5490

  • FRITZ!Box 5491: Direct access for FTTH connections (Gigabit Passive Optical Network)
  • FRITZ!Box 5490: Direct access for point-to-point FTTH connections (Active Optical Network)
  • For direct connections to the fiber optic outlet, option for use on ONU
  • Gigabit Internet, telephony and IP TV
  • Dual-band Wireless AC + N with 1,300 (5 GHz) + 450 Mbit/s (2.4 GHz) concurrently
  • 4 gigabit LAN ports for PC, game consoles, and more
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports for printers and storage media (NAS)
  • DECT base station for up to 6 telephones and Smart Home functions
  • Two ports for analog telephones or fax (a/b port)
  • Internal ISDN S₀ bus for ISDN telephones or ISDN telephone system
  • FRITZ!Box 5491 available shortly, FRITZ!Box 5490 already available from providers

FRITZ!Box 7583

  • Supports single line and bonding of G.fast (212 MHz) and VDSL including 35b supervectoring
  • Dual band Wireless AC + N with 1,733 (5 GHz) + 800 Mbit/s (2.4 GHz) concurrently with MU-MIMO
  • 1 gigabit WAN port
  • 4 gigabit LAN ports for PC, game consoles, and more
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports for printers and storage media (NAS)
  • 2 ports for analog telephones or fax as well as 2 x ISDN S₀
  • DECT base station for up to 6 telephones and Smart Home functions
  • FRITZ!OS with parental controls, media server, FRITZ!NAS, wireless guest access, MyFRITZ!
  • FRITZ!Box 7583 is available from providers that offer 35b supervectoring and G.fast in their networks

FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE

  • For fast Internet via LTE (CAT6) with up to 300 Mbit/s (UMTS/HSPA+ up to 42 Mbit/s)
  • Multi-band support: 7 LTE and 2 UMTS frequencies (LTE: bands 1, 3, 7, 8 20, 28 and 32; UMTS: bands 1 and 8)
  • Fallback from DSL to mobile networks in case of high demands on Internet availability
  • Supports ADSL, VDSL, VDSL vectoring, 35b supervectoring with up to 300 Mbit/s as well as All IP, ISDN and analog connections
  • Gigabit WAN port for flexible operation on cable or fiber optic modems
  • 4x4 dual band Wireless AC+N with Multi-User MIMO (1,733 Mbit/s + 800 Mbit/s)
  • 4 gigabit LAN ports and 1 USB 3.0 port
  • DECT base station for telephones and Smart Home functions
  • ISDN S₀ bus for ISDN telephones or ISDN telephone system
  • 2 ports for analog telephones or fax
  • FRITZ!OS: with parental controls, media server, FRITZ!NAS, wireless guest access, MyFRITZ!
  • FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE is already available for purchase
  • Parallel operation of LTE and DSL planned for the next FRITZ!OS update
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