Press Releases From the Kathrein Group

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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Kathrein has taken a big and important step forward in its restructuring process. Headquartered in Rosenheim, the company has concluded an agreement with its lending banks securing the necessary financial means until the end of 2020. “This agreement helped us to set the course for sustainable growth and increased competitiveness of our company,” says Anton Kathrein, CEO and managing partner of the Kathrein Group. “It secures Kathrein’s independence as well as its future viability by enabling important investments, for example in 5G, the new mobile communication standard.”

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The private radio provider Hitradio antenne 1, whose headquarters are in Stuttgart, has equipped its Langenburg antenna system with the Kathrein Smart Monitoring system. Now it can detect technical problems in real time and react to them immediately. Antenne 1 plays a pioneering role in the project. The radio station operates its own antenna system at the Langenburg site and implements an innovative operating concept by using Kathrein Smart Monitoring.

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Kathrein demonstrates in Barcelona its technological competency in the field of 5G research, the future mobile communication standard. At the Mobile World Congress 2018, the company showcases, among other things, an innovative antenna system which combines 5G-ready MIMO technology with current mobile technology standards such as LTE (4G). In addition, Kathrein presents its Network Vision 2022 in an interactive animation, mobile communication solutions for indoor and outdoor areas, as well as automotive antenna solutions.

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Press image from the Kathrein Mobilcom Austria building

Kathrein is adjusting its supply chain as part of its restructuring programme. This also involves the introduction of a new production concept and the closure of production sites.

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