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October 11, 2012

Altair Semiconductor and AVM Partner on Newest Fritz!Box Devices

By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer

Altair and AVM have a long standing business relationship that has served both companies extremely well and the two have decided to team up yet again. This time, Altair Semiconductor (News - Alert) will be powering AVM’s newest iteration of the Fritz!Box series of devices. Altair Semiconductor is one of the biggest companies in the world when it comes to ultra-low power and high performance 4G/LTE (News - Alert) chipsets. Due to this, the company has revealed that German- based AVM will be using the Fourgee chipsets in their newest Fritz!Box LTE products including the Fritz!Box (News - Alert) 6810 and the Fritz!Box 6842.

These two new products, which are built to be able to handle state-of-the art home networking and telephony over LTE broadband networks, will be using an Altair-based modem that works over three different frequency bands, the 800 MHz Digital Dividend band, and the 1800 and 2600 MHz FDD frequency bands.

"We are pleased to partner with Altair Semiconductor, a company that has consistently provided AVM with excellent LTE modem technology," said Peter Faxel, EVP of Products and Technology at AVM. "Altair was able to supply us a perfect solution for our Internet Access Devices (IADs) at an early stage, connecting the AVM IMS Voice Stack with today's LTE-Voice and data networks."

The modem that the new Fritz!Box devices will used is based on Altair's FourGee-3100/6200 chipset that uses LTE broadband speeds of 100Mbps/50Mbps on both FDD and TDD variants, all while using a single software platform. Eran Eshed, co-founder and VP of Marketing at Altair Semiconductor talked up his company’s modem by saying that LTE suppliers will be greatly aided by the partnership between these two companies when it comes to the technology that the newest Fritz!Box devices bring to the table. While the devices have just been unveiled, there is not yet a timetable on when consumers can get their hands on these or what they can expect to pay when they do hit the market.




Edited by Jamie Epstein
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