Ericsson completes acquisition of Kathrein Mobile Communication

radio masts 600837 640Technology company Ericsson has concluded the purchase of the antenna and filter subsidiary of Kathrein, an antenna and filter software supplier located in Rosenheim, Germany

Ericsson aims to provide its consumers with a broadened Ericsson radio system offering. In addition to expanding Ericsson’s portfolio of antenna and filter products, the acquisition will bring vital competence necessary to evolve radio access products.

Ericsson has gained an organisation focusing on R&D, production and sales organisation based in more than 20 countries, including Europe, Austria, the US, Mexico and China. With most European-based staff, Ericsson complements its already large R&D presence at 21 sites across the globe.

Fredrik Jejdling, executive vice-president and head of Business Area Networks, Ericsson, said, “A very warm welcome to our new colleagues. We are confident that together, we will evolve our radio products that customers need for 5G and beyond. By integrating radios with antennas while making the best use of site space, we will continue to develop a world-class next-generation portfolio.”

The antenna domain is evolving using multiple frequencies and multiple technologies. At the same time, radios and antennas are being integrated to optimise the usage of site space and overall network performance, which is vital for the introduction of 5G. This makes antennas going from being passive components to more advanced technology and an area of strategic importance. More powerful 5G networks will drive antenna development for further improved performance, capacity and coverage.

Kathrein’s antenna and filter business is also known as Kathrein Mobile Communication.

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