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17 Nov 2020
AVM market launch for fiber optic FRITZ!Box with Wi-Fi 6 and 2.5 gigabit LAN

For all fast fiber optic connections: The new FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber

With the FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber AVM is launching a new model for use directly at fiber optic connections. The new fiber optic FRITZ!Box is suitable for all connections to active (AON) or passive (GPON, XGS-PON) optical networks. It offers transfer rates of several gigabits per second and can also be used for gigabit upload connections, depending on the provider. Equipped with the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, the FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber can distribute high gigabit speeds wirelessly throughout the home. 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. In addition to these high data rates , the FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi 6 offers short response times and enables the simultaneous use of multiple devices in the Wi-Fi network. Streaming, downloads, cloud gaming – with the FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber, all applications and services can be used simultaneously and seamlessly on multiple devices. The integrated Mesh Wi-Fi ensures the optimal connection of all devices. For the wired home network, the FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber features a fast 2.5-Gbit/s LAN port. In addition, the new FRITZ!Box includes a DECT base station for telephony and Smart Home. With the versatile FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber in a white design, users get the high level of FRITZ! convenience with firewall, parental controls, remote access, Wi-Fi guest access and regular updates. Thanks to router freedom in Germany, users can freely select their end device and the FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber is suitable for every fiber optic connection in Germany. The FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber will be available soon in Germany from specialist, stationary and online retailers for 169 euros (RRP) as well as from city network operators and many regional and national providers.

Connecting FRITZ!Box Fiber directly has many advantages

The FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber integrates a fiber optic modem (Optical Network Terminal), Mesh Wi-Fi router and a hub for telephony, networking and Smart Home in one device. This eliminates the need to use two devices, saving energy, space, costs and it makes connecting the FRITZ!Box easier. With the new FRITZ!Box, users have full control and transparency over all devices that are connected to the Internet via the FRITZ!Box, including at the fiber optic connection. The Mesh technology known from FRITZ in conjunction with FRITZ!Repeaters and FRITZ!Powerline products enables optimal and seamless connection in Wi-Fi networks, telephony and Smart Home in the entire digital household. With the FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber, providers can offer customers a product directly at the connection that is easy for users to operate and enables a range of services such as streaming, cloud gaming, VPN, data transfer, telephony and Smart Home to be integrated and scaled as desired. The BBF.247 certification from the international Broadband Forum confirms seamless deployment for high-performance fiber optic networks.

High speed future with fiber optics

Fiber optics is the future of fixed line connectivity. Data can be transported over several kilometers via fiber optics without any loss of speed. The technology transmits the data within the fiber optic cable in the form of short pulses of infrared light. In addition, fiber technology is robust against electrical and magnetic interference and offers symmetrical downstream and upstream speeds. Fiber technology already enables upload and download speeds of more than 1 Gbit/s, and speeds of several gigabits per second are also possible. In Germany, Active Optical Network (AON) and Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON) fiber optic connections are widespread: AON means that a household's fiber optic wall outlet has a direct fiber optic line to the network operator's next active (powered) access point, also known as a "point-to-point" network. At a GPON fiber optic connection, the respective household's fiber optic line leads to a passive (unpowered) fiber optic splitter, at which 32 or 64 fiber signals from other connections - for example an apartment building or housing development - can also arrive. From there, all signals are bundled and transported on a single optical fiber to the network operator. Because a single connection meets other connections here, it's referred to as a point-to-multipoint network.

The FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber can be used in Germany on fiber optic connections from Envia Tel, NetCologne, Netkom, Wemacom and Deutsche Telekom as well as many other network operators on a municipal or regional level.

FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber highlights at a glance

  • For all conventional fiber optic connections in Europe: AON, GPON, XGS-PON, via SFP module (Small Form Factor), BBF.247 certified
  • The FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber intended for retail comes with an AON and a GPON module. If the user connects their FRITZ!Box directly at home, it is automatically recognized whether or not it's the right type of connection.
  • 2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6 with up to 3 Gbit/s; 5GHz: 2,400 Mbit/s (HE160) and 2.4 GHz: 600 Mbit/s
  • One 2.5 gigabit LAN port (NBASE-T)
  • Two gigabit LAN ports
  • DECT base station for up to six telephones and Smart Home applications
  • One port for an analog telephone or fax machine
  • FRITZ!OS with firewall, parental controls, Wi-Fi guest access, MyFRITZ!, VPN, and more
  • Mesh convenience: for optimal Wi-Fi, telephony and Smart Home connections
  • A range of FRITZ!Repeater and FRITZ!Powerline products extend the home network for all needs
  • Energy – Heating – Lighting: FRITZ!DECT 200/210 intelligent plugs, the FRITZ!DECT 301 radiator control, the FRITZ!DECT 500 LED light and the FRITZ!DECT 440 switch for smart living
  • Added convenience with FRITZ!App Fon, FRITZ!App WLAN, FRITZ!App Smart Home and MyFRITZ!App
  • Automatic updates
  • Handy format: height, width, depth 208 x 150 x 37 mm
  • 5-year manufacturer's warranty
  • Available soon (Germany), 169 euros (RRP)
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