News From the Kathrein Group

Kathrein was one of five companies to kick off the Girl’sDay 2017 event at the Federal Chancellery. During the campaign day, 24 schoolgirls from various Berlin schools had the opportunity to produce and test a WLAN antenna at the Kathrein stand. The nationwide Girls’Day is intended to support girls in the MINT areas (Mathematics, Informatics, Natural sciences and Technology) and spark their interest in technical professions.

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Optics specialist BKtel will take over the products from Kathrein’s Gigabit Networks and CATV Headend activities, starting from 1 June 2017. The newly formed BKtel networks GmbH located in Rosenheim is continuing all related businesses, in particular concerning the following product groups: fibre nodes, coax amplifiers, underfloor taps, broadband communication modules, headends, and Remote PHY. The companies also agreed on an extensive strategic partnership. This includes sales cooperation as well as the continuation of production of the transferred products by Kathrein.

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Kathrein and CommScope, industry leaders in network infrastructure solutions, have entered into a long-term global agreement to cross-license portions of their patent portfolios, increasing each company’s ability to develop new solutions, serve customers and compete in the global market. Under the agreement, both companies can access and implement the other company’s patents and technologies globally. The cross-licence agreement relates to passive base station antennas, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and filters.

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The multimedia “Pharaoh” exhibition opened in the Lokschuppen exhibition centre with Kathrein as one of the main sponsors. Visitors will be able to explore life in ancient Egypt until 17 December. The exhibition features around 400 exhibits provided by renowned lenders, eleven models of ancient temple complexes and 22 media stations. The exhibition highlights include an approximately 4000 year old coffin and the mummy of Ta-cheru as well as numerous sculptures from museums in Hildesheim, Berlin and Aberdeen.

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Kathrein has secured a major order from automotive company General Motors (GM). The Kathrein Automotive division will deliver various roof antennas for different models of a new vehicle class. Production for the order will start at the Kathrein Automotive plants in China and Brazil in 2020.

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