the history of the AVM router

AVM celebrates 18 years of FRITZ! Box, retracing five fundamental steps of the router. What from 2004 for many homes it becomes the fulcrum of the digital life of the entire family. From streaming to smart working, it brings millions of families online.

FRITZ! Box turns 18: five milestones in the history of the router

AVM launched the first FRITZ! Box in March 2004, giving birth to the local network. The modem router connected various devices to the internet inside the house: something revolutionary for the time. With un USB port and two LAN ports, the first FRITZ! Box allowed a DSL connection. Technology that today allows 1Gbps speeds, while in 2004 they were alone 8 megabits per secondor.

In 2010 i FRITZ! Box Cable allow to reach 20-30 Mbit / s via cableor (compared to FRITZ! Box 6690 Cable’s 6Gbit today). But this first product allowed it streaming of four TV channels simultaneously via Wi-Fi.


In 2011, FRITZ! Box launches the local network mobile. It all starts with i 100 Mbit / s of the LTE / 4G network of the time, which travels at one third of the current average speeds (and one tenth of the peak speeds). With the FRITZ! Box 6850 5G you can even reach up to 1.3 Gbit / s via 5G. But it all starts over ten years ago.

AVM has been using networks since 2018 Mesh to connect the whole house. A way to never lose the connection while moving around the house, watching a streaming series on your tablet or managing a video call with your laptop or smartphone.

And let’s get to today: in 2022 the novelty is fiber. With FRITZ! Box 5590 Fiber AVM’s 18 years of experience with these routers can all be seen, thanks to even speeds of 10 gigabits per second. Speed ​​distributed throughout the house with WiFi and LAN.

If you are looking for more information on AVM connection speed, please visit the official site. Happy birthday, FRITZ! Box.

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