News From the Kathrein Group

Kathrein is driving forward the expansion of mobile communication networks in Bavaria together with their partner Deutsche Telekom. Bavaria’s head of state Markus Söder (CSU) came to Inning/Ammersee to hear about the telecommunications company’s plans. At the event, Kathrein presented an ultra-compact antenna system, which Telekom plans to deploy at numerous mobile communication sites.

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Kathrein has repeated its 2017 success and is one of the winners of the prestigious 2018 German Brand Award. A high-level jury of noted experts from business and science honoured the company for its forward-looking Network Vision 2022. More than 1,250 nominations were evaluated in three competition classes. Last year, Kathrein also received two German Brand Awards.

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Kathrein expedites its restructuring: As from 1 May 2018, the company’s legal form changed into a public limited European Company (Societas Europaea, SE). The group now operates under the name of KATHREIN SE. As a further restructuring measure, Katek GmbH, headquartered in Grassau and up to now a member of the Kathrein Group, was sold to PRIMEPULSE SE, a Munich-based holding company.

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Technology is not for men only: Twenty-two schoolgirls from Rosenheim and the area had the opportunity to visit Kathrein on the nationwide Girls’Day. They learned about the various technical careers at Kathrein and joined the apprentices in the training workshop for some hands-on experience.

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The 5G TODAY research project has reached an important stage: Franz Josef Pschierer (CSU), State Minister in the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology, has handed over the Bavarian Research Foundation’s grant notification during a meeting at Kathrein. The project is headed by the Broadcast Technology Institute. Kathrein and Rohde & Schwarz are project partners. The project is also supported by Telefónica Deutschland and the Bayerische Rundfunk. As part of 5G TODAY, a 5G test site is being set up in the Bavarian Oberland combining large and small transmitter cells to distribute identical media content simultaneously – and therefore more efficiently – to many recipients.

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