German manufacturer AVM has released a new Fritzbox which can provide fast internet connections. Gigabit downloads are also possible. There are 6 and 5-year Wi-Fi warranties available – but there’s a big catch.

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Fritzbox 5530 Fiber now available

AVM had already mentioned its Fritzbox 5530 Fiber for the first time in 2019. At the end of 2020 they were officially presented and now the green light for sales has been given. The Fritzbox can be ordered immediately, delivery via Amazon is expected from February 3, 2021.

Despite its exceptional features, most German customers will be able to do almost nothing with the new Fritzbox. As the addition of the name Fiber makes clear, the Fritzbox 5530 Fiber is intended to be connected via an optical fiber. This drastically reduces the base of potential customers. In Germany, only 3.6% of all households have the possibility of receiving Internet via optical fiber.

The new Fritzbox allows transmission speeds of several gigabits per second. Nothing stands in the way of the router for a gigabit download. Of course, the Internet tariff chosen must also allow such a transmission speed.

The connections of the Fritzbox 5530 Fiber in detail. Image: AVM.

Fritzbox 5530 Fiber: Wireless Gigabit Internet

The Fritzbox 5530 Fiber is already equipped with the new Wi-Fi 6 standard. Wireless transmission speeds of up to 2400 megabits per second are possible with the router, provided that the 5 GHz band is used. If the clients are still in the 2.4 GHz range, a maximum of 600 megabits is possible. In wired LAN, there are two connections that allow speeds of up to 2.5 gigabits per second. However, other Fritz boxes sometimes offer many more LAN connections.

Get the most out of the Fritzbox:

According to AVM, the new Fritzbox can be used over any fiber optic connection in Germany. A vendor upstream modem or media converter is not required. At Amazon, the Fritzbox 5530 Fiber is initially offered for 169 euros.