Press Releases
09 Oct 2019
AVM at the Broadband World Forum 2019

Broadband Innovations: FRITZ!Box for fiber optics and cable with Wi-Fi 6, Smart Home additions and Mesh WiFi everywhere

True to the slogan "Broadband Innovations", AVM will be presenting new FRITZ!Box models for fiber optics and cable with Wi-Fi 6, the world's first home network router for 5G as well as the complete portfolio for Mesh WiFi and Smart Home at BBWF 2019 in Amsterdam from 15 to 17 October. The new standard represents a milestone in the 20-year history of wireless LAN. It enables higher data rates and better response times for multiple devices using wireless LAN at the same time. AVM will be presenting three products with Wi-Fi 6 in Amsterdam: the FRITZ!Box 5550 and FRITZ!Box 5530 for fiber optics and the FRITZ!Box 6660 Cable. The two fiber models are suitable for all common fiber optic connections throughout Europe and wirelessly distribute gigabit speeds in the home network via Wi-Fi 6 and a 2.5 Gbit/s fast LAN port. The new FRITZ Box 6660 Cable also has Wi-Fi 6 on board for fast DOCSIS 3.1 cable connections. An additional highlight is the FRITZ!Box 6850 5G. It's the world's first all-in-one home network router for the new 5G mobile communications generation. With fast wireless LAN, gigabit LAN and a base station for telephony and Smart Home, it offers full convenience on future 5G and current LTE connections. AVM is also showing trade fair visitors the FRITZ!Box 7583 for the fast connection types VDSL vectoring, supervectoring 35b, bonding and With the current FRITZ!OS 7.13, the all-rounder for DSL has just received new functions for Mesh WiFi, internet and Smart Home. A focus topic at the BBWF is Mesh WiFi. AVM will be showing the complete generation of Mesh WiFi Repeaters live in action. The four FRITZ!Repeaters 3000, 2400, 1200 and 600 fulfil all requirements when it comes to wireless LAN coverage and range. The smart FRITZ!DECT 500 LED bulb expands the Smart Home portfolio to include lighting control and offers white and color lighting for every situation. The LED bulb can be operated via the new FRITZ!App Smart Home, the FRITZ!Fon as well as from web browser. As an all-in-one control for all Smart Home scenarios, the new FRITZ!DECT 440 smart button, which includes a display and a range of switch controls, is suitable for use with FRITZ!DECT products. All new FRITZ! products can be experienced live at stand D20 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.

New FRITZ!Box models with Wi-Fi 6 for fiber optics and cable

With the FRITZ!Box 5550 AVM presents a new model for use at fiber optic connections. For a G-PON, XGS-PON or a point-to-point network (AON), the new FRITZ!Box can be connected via the appropriate connector module directly with the fiber optic wall socket. Equipped with the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, the FRITZ!Box 5550 can distribute the high gigabit speed wirelessly throughout the house. Data rates of up to 2400 Mbit/s are possible in the 5-GHz band, and up to 600 Mbit/s can be reached in the 2.4-GHz band. For cabled home networks the FRITZ!Box 5550 offers a fast 2.5 Gbit/s LAN port, which permits connection to the widely-used 1 Gbit/s LAN. A particular highlight of the FRITZ!Box 5550 is its highly flexible use within buildings. Existing telephone lines can be used to pass along the fiber optic speed in the house via to another FRITZ!Box 5550. Without great expense or technical expertise, it is possible to use the Mesh function to transport the complete functionality of the relevant device (telephone, wireless LAN, Smart Home) at the connection to the rest of the building. With this optional connection mode and the interchangeable fiber optic module, the future-proof FRITZ!Box 5550 offers flexibility in the expansion phase of fiber optic networks. Alongside the FRITZ!Box 5550, AVM is exhibiting an additional model, the FRITZ!Box 5530, which has been developed exclusively for fiber optic use. Both fiber optic models, the FRITZ!Box 5550 and FRITZ!Box 5530, will be available from network operators and retail outlets in 2020. With both models users receive FRITZ! features including firewall, parental controls, remote access, wireless guest access and regular updates.

Turbo for gigabit cable connections: the FRITZ!Box 6660 Cable

Both fiber optic models, the FRITZ!Box 5550 and FRITZ!Box 5530, will be available from network operators and retail outlets in 2020. When it comes to home networking, AVM uses Wi-Fi 6 (Wireless AX) and a LAN port with 2.5 Gbit/s to seamlessly pass on the high speeds at the connection to all devices. The new Wi-Fi 6 standard guarantees maximum wireless throughput and coverage, even when there are a large number of devices in use at the same time. Data rates of up to 2400 Mbit/s are possible in the 5-GHz band, and up to 600 Mbit/s can be reached in the 2.4-GHz band. The FRITZ!Box 6660 Cable is the Mesh Master in the home network, ensuring optimum communication in the wireless network, telephony and Smart Home. In addition, the ultra-fast 2.5 Gbit/s LAN port and four gigabit LAN ports make for a supercharged home network. Both the new Wi-Fi 6 wireless standard and the multiple gigabit LAN ports are backward compatible, allowing users to continue to use their existing devices and cables and integrate new devices into the fast home network in the future. A DECT base station is integrated for the Smart Home and for connecting cordless telephones. Analog telephones or fax machines can also be used on the new FRITZ!Box. Thanks to the media server and NAS, the FRITZ!Box 6660 Cable is the perfect multimedia hub. Pictures, music and videos are available throughout the entire network, available to users on every device.

The world's first home network router for 5G/LTE with Mesh WiFi and Smart Home

With the FRITZ!Box 6850 5G, AVM is presenting the world's first all-in-one router for the new mobile communications generation. The new FRITZ!Box for 5G supports 5G bands in the sub-6 GHz range and current LTE bands in Europe. Equipped with a 5G/LTE connection, it offers users high-performance equipment with fast dual-band wireless LAN, a telephone system and a variety of connection options for wired networking. Included are four gigabit LAN ports and a fast USB port. With a DECT base station and connection for analog telephones, the FRITZ!Box 6850 56 provides the user with a central exchange for Smart Home and cordless telephony. Thanks to FRITZ!Box 6850 5G, the well-known home networking convenience of a FRITZ!Box as Mesh Master is available to the user in wireless LAN, telephony, Smart Home and 5G networks. In addition, the versatile functions such as firewall, parental controls, wireless guest access and remote access can be used via the 5G/LTE port. The new mobile communications standard provides users with high bandwidth of more than 2 Gbit/s and reduced latency. This makes the FRITZ!Box 6850 5G, in its elegant and compact housing, especially attractive for use with real-time applications such as virtual reality and gaming.

Energy, heating, lighting and a smart app: Additions to the FRITZ! Smart Home

At BBWF 2019 AVM is presenting three new Smart Home products: a smart LED bulb, a smart switch with four button shortcuts and e-paper display, alongside the new FRITZ!App for the Smart Home. With the FRITZ!DECT 500 smart LED bulb, AVM is expanding the portfolio to include lighting control. The FRITZ!DECT 500, which offers white and color light for any situation, can be operated via the new FRITZ!App Smart Home, the new FRITZ!DECT 440 smart switch, the FRITZ!Fon or from web browser. AVM now offers the most frequently demanded products for a Smart Home: intelligent and consumption-recording smart plugs, radiator controls and smart bulbs. The trio of energy, heating and lighting completely covers core functions for living spaces. An additional highlight is the new FRITZ!DECT 440 smart switch. In an elegant white housing equipped with an e-paper display, the FRITZ!DECT 440 offers switch controls for FRITZ!DECT products, as well as functioning as an external temperature sensor. The smart switch can be used anywhere as an all-in-one remote control within the FRITZ! Smart Home.

Mesh WiFi for every situation: the new FRITZ!Repeater generation

The four new Mesh WiFi Repeaters from FRITZ! increase the range of any wireless network quickly and easily, building a strong and stable Mesh WiFi network. In addition to their WiFi power, they are easy to set up at the touch of a button and are energy efficient both in standby mode and when being used. With the new FRITZ!Repeater generation, AVM meets all needs when it comes to WiFi strength and range. The FRITZ!Box functions as the Mesh Master which, with other repeaters, forms an intelligent Mesh WiFi system starting from the internet connection. The square shape of the new FRITZ!Repeater 600 saves space at power outlets. Thanks to its four antennas, it transmits signals at up to 600 Mbit/s in the 2.4 GHz range and provides great coverage. The powerful FRITZ!Repeater 1200, that also features a plug-in compact design, supports the 2.4 GHz band as well as the 5 GHz band and achieves up to 1266 Mbit/s with two antennas each. Thanks to the gigabit LAN port, the repeater can also be integrated into the network via LAN cable or allows network-compatible devices such as multimedia receivers to be added to the fast WiFi. The FRITZ!Repeater 2400 is also equipped with a gigabit LAN port and, with four antennas per frequency band, achieves a performance of up to 2333 Mbit/s for demanding applications and scenarios. To supply a larger-than-average living space with very high data throughputs wirelessly, the FRITZ!Repeater 3000 offers maximum performance, with its additional 5 GHz radio unit (tri-band) for the connection to the FRITZ!Box and its two gigabit LAN ports. Thanks to Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), all FRITZ!Repeaters can be used with wireless routers offered by other manufacturers or providers. Additional advantages of the FRITZ!Repeaters include regular updates and a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

The four Mesh Repeaters from FRITZ! are already available for purchase in Germany. The FRITZ!Box 6660 Cable will be available in retail in Germany at the end of 2019. The market launch of the other new FRITZ! products is planned for the first quarter of 2020.

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