AVM FRITZBox 5690 Pro IFA 2023 scaled

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At IFA 2023, AVM FRITZ! will be presenting a range of new products that are expected to launch in the coming months.

FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro: A Pinnacle of Flexibility for Fibre Optic and DSL Connections

The transition from DSL to fibre optic is more imminent than ever, and FRITZ! is not holding back. Enter the FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro, an all-in-one, future-proof router that accommodates not just DSL, but also the advancing fibre optic technology. With built-in support for Wi-Fi 7, Zigbee, DECT, and a robust gigabit LAN, this model is the epitome of next-gen connectivity. And it doesn’t end there. The device also facilitates tri-band mesh routing on 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and a pioneering 6 GHz frequency, clocking data rates of up to a staggering 18.5 Gbit/s. If you’ve got an array of smart devices at home, the router’s Zigbee integration ensures seamless control over lighting, heating, and even upcoming Matter standard-based applications.

FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro Specification

  • Powerful integrated fiber optic and DSL router
  • Supports the fiber standards: GPON up to 2.5 Gbit/s, AON up to 1 Gbit/s
  • Can be used on a fiber optic modem (ONT) with 2.5 Gbit/s (WAN)
  • Supports DSL including 35b supervectoring to 300 Mbit/s
  • Tri-band Mesh, 4 x 4 on 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz / Wi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6
  • Wi-Fi speeds: 2.4 GHz: up to 1200 Mbit/s (Wi-Fi 6), 5 GHz: up to 5760 Mbit/s (Wi-Fi 7), 6 GHz: up to 11.53 Gbit/s (Wi-Fi 7)
  • 1 x 2.5-gigabit LAN/WAN port and 4 LAN ports at 1 Gbit/s
  • Telephony via DECT, IP/SIP and 1 analog telephone connection (FXS)
  • Smart Home via DECT ULE and Zigbee, Matter in preparation
  • 1 x USB 3.1 for mobile dongles (5G/4G) as well as storage media and printers

FRITZ!Box Fiber: Keeping You Informed Every Step of the Way

FRITZ! is also introducing an intuitive user interface for their fibre optic line-up. With FRITZ!Box Fiber, users can keep a real-time tab on their connection’s quality, speed, and even historical performance. This technology aims to bring together all your digital needs—be it streaming, IP telephony, or smart home solutions—into one integrated, energy-efficient device. How efficient, you ask? Well, think about 40% power saving as opposed to running a separate modem and router.

Prepare for Wi-Fi 7 with the New FRITZ!Box Range

The world is barely getting used to Wi-Fi 6, and FRITZ! is already pushing the boundaries with Wi-Fi 7. Their FRITZ!Box 5690 Pro and 6670 Cable models are slated to support the future IEEE 802.11be standard, opening the doors to unprecedented data throughput and latency. This is not just an upgrade; it’s an evolution aimed at enabling real-time applications like cloud computing, virtual reality, and gaming at an entirely new level.

FRITZ!Box 6670 Cable Specificaiton

  • DOCSIS 3.1 router for cable internet
  • Channel bonding with 2×2 OFDM (A) and 32×8 SC-QAM
  • Mesh Wi-Fi, 2 x 2 on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, Wi-Fi 7
  • Wi-Fi speeds: 2.4 GHz: up to 720 Mbit/s, 5 GHz: up to 2,880 Mbit/s
  • 1 x 2.5-gigabit LAN/WAN port and 4 LAN ports at 1 Gbit/s
  • Telephony via DECT, IP/SIP and 1 analog telephone connection (FXS)
  • Integrated tuner for streaming TV signal in the home network
  • Smart Home via DECT ULE and Zigbee, Matter in preparation
  • FRITZ!OS with parental controls, media server, FRITZ!NAS, Wi-Fi guest access, MyFRITZ! and more
  • 1 x USB 2.0 for mobile dongles (5G/4G) as well as storage media and printers

FRITZ!Powerline 1240 AX: Extending Your Wi-Fi Reach

So, your home has too many walls? The FRITZ!Powerline 1240 AX is here to solve that. This device is tailor-made for FRITZ!Mesh, guaranteeing data delivery at speeds of up to 1200 Mbit/s over your existing power lines and 600 Mbit/s via Wi-Fi 6. Whether it’s streaming videos in your garden house or setting up a gaming rig in your basement, seamless connectivity is now just a click away.

FRITZ!Powerline 1240 AX Specification

  • Powerline and gigabit LAN and Wi-Fi 6
  • Total of 4 LAN ports in the set (2 x for FRITZ!Powerline 1210 and 2 x for FRITZ!Powerline 1240 AX)
  • Mesh Wi-Fi, 2 x 2, on 2.4 GHz, with up to 600 MBit/s
  • Maximum wireless LAN security with WPA3, simple configuration thanks to WPS
  • Slim adapter integrates network-enabled devices into the home network quickly and simply over the home’s electrical wiring
  • Compliance with the HomePlug AV2 standard, compatible with IEEE P1901 and all common powerline devices
  • The power consumption during the frequent standby condition is only 4.5 watts (1240 AX) or 2.4 watts (1210). During operation the power consumption increases to a total of just around 3 watts
  • Automatic FRITZ!OS updates for new features and more security

Smart Home Upgrades with FRITZ!DECT 350 and More

FRITZ! is not just limiting its innovations to networking; it’s also taking strides in the smart home arena. The newly introduced FRITZ!DECT 350 sensor offers immediate detection of door or window states, allowing users to create energy-efficient routines effortlessly. Furthermore, upcoming Matter and Zigbee integration will let users control smart devices across multiple brands through a unified interface.


  • Magnetic door/window contact
  • DECT ULE sensor, tuned to FRITZ!Box with DECT base station
  • Detects open doors and open or tilted windows
  • Saves energy directly in combination with the FRITZ!DECT 301 and 302 radiator controls
  • Controls all switchable FRITZ! Smart Home and compatible Zigbee devices
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • Dimensions: 9.1 cm x 2.4 cm or 2.8 x 1.5 cm

Energy Monitoring and Easy Set-Up with MyFRITZ!Net and New Wizards

Being conscious about energy consumption is easier than ever with the new analytic features on FRITZ!DECT 200 and 210. These plugs not only display real-time consumption data but also offer long-term analysis through MyFRITZ!Net. To make the user experience even smoother, FRITZ! is launching intuitive wizards on their MyFRITZ!App, making the set-up and transition to a new FRITZ!Box a breeze.

The Latest in FRITZ!Apps: More Control, More Convenience

Not to be left behind, the FRITZ!App suite is also receiving noteworthy upgrades. From a video door opener feature in FRITZ!App Fon to Wi-Fi 7 support in FRITZ!App WLAN, these apps aim to make smart living even smarter.

Whether it’s networking or smart home automation, FRITZ! seems to be laying down the gauntlet for what the future holds. Based on the line-up they showcased at IFA, it’s clear that they are not just evolving with technology; they’re shaping it.

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