Fritzbox 5590 Fiber – what can AVM’s “new fiber-optic flagship” do?

In a few days, the MWC will start in Barcelona. In the run-up to the trade show, AVM presented a new Fritzbox that is specially designed for use with fiber optic connections.

The router is called Fritzbox 5590 Fiber. AVM calls it the “new fiber optic flagship”. Thanks to the SFP module, it should be suitable for all common fiber optic connections throughout Europe and provide speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s, according to the manufacturer. AON (Active Optical Network), XG- and XGS-PON (Passive Optical Network) as well as GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) are supported.

The features of the Fritzbox 5590 Fiber

Visually, the Fritzbox 5590 Fiber is similar to the Fritzbox 7590, so it’s also flat and in the distinctive colors of red and white. The new Fritzbox transmits via Wifi 6 and thus achieves up to 2400 Mbit/s over the 5 GHz band and up to 1200 Mbit/s over 2.4 GHz. Also on board are a LAN port with up to 2.5 Gigabit speed and two USB 3.0 ports for printers and storage (NAS).

As is typical for Fritzbox, however, the new fiber router also has a telephone system for DECT, IP and analog phones, as well as an integrated answering machine. Services like parental control, the media server, Fritz!NAS and WLAN guest access are integrated in the current Fritz!OS. AVM promises regular updates for all its Fritzboxes. At the trade fair, the Berlin-based company is already giving a preview of the upcoming major Fritz!OS 7.50, which will then also be available for the Fritzbox 5590 Fiber.

AVM gives a manufacturer’s warranty of five years on the Fritzbox. The router should be available in stores as early as spring of this year, but AVM did not give an exact date for the market launch yet. The price of the Fritzbox 5590 Fiber is also not yet known.