Press Releases From the Kathrein Group

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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Group photo Project for First 5G Antenna System

Kathrein has partnered with the French telecommunications corporation Orange and network specialist Nokia to set the course for the deployment of 5G technology. In Paris, a new antenna system was introduced which combines 5G-ready MIMO technology with the standards for existing mobile technologies such as LTE (4G).

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Image Broadcast Antenna on the Wendelstein

Kathrein is one of the partners in the research project 5G-Today. Together with Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR, Bavarian Broadcasting), the German broadcast technology institute IRT, Rohde & Schwarz and Telefónica Deutschland, the company looks into the issue of how 5G technology can be used for the transmission of broadcast content. In the Bavarian Oberland, a 5G test field will be developed, in which the broadcast mode FeMBMS (Further evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) will be tested. The aim is a large-scale and economical television programme distribution on all devices.

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