AVM (the company who market their products under the brand Fritzbox) have had a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem available for about 18 months or so already, and if I recall correctly it has been offered by what were (until sold to Vodafone) Liberty Global's German and Austrian cable operations. ANd they now have a D3.1 modem with Wifi 6 capabilities that are rather ahead of the mediocrity I currently anticipate for the VM gigabit Dullbox (tm).
There's no reason it couldn't be offered by VM to customers, other than that they can't be bothered and simply offer whatever junk Motorola/Arris wish to flog, and they have nothing but contempt for the EU rules that state that customers are entitled to choice of terminal equipment.
So in answer to chenks, "why should they?", how about because EU rules demand choice of CPE (Brexit or not), and as to "why would fritzbox want to?", because they've already made the investment to build a DOCSIS 3.1 hub and one would assume they'd welcome another five million sales, no?
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care to post a (credable) link that shows this EU directive? and if they are indeed in breech of it, i assume you have reported them as appropriate? and why would changing to using a fritzbox comply with such a directive?
In the US subscribers either rent cable modems from the likes of Spectrum and Comcast or buy them. They can do this because the cable providers are required to give subscribers a choice. In the UK there is no option but to use your VM-supplied hub.