SOURCE: Kathrein


February 24, 2015 13:47 ET

Kathrein Presents Innovative Solutions in the Macro and Indoor Sector

ROSENHEIM, GERMANY and BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2015) - Kathrein, an international leading specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technologies, presents pioneering solutions and systems at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (2 - 5 March 2015). Under the banner of "Smart Investment - Superior Value," the company showcases its intelligent solutions for the technological challenges in the macro and indoor sector at the world's leading fair for mobile communications. A highlight is the interactive Kathrein Smart City, demonstrating for the first time via a 3-D model how Kathrein technology heralds a new chapter for indoor network capacity.

Various forms of technology are converging and becoming ever more complex. Data volumes are exploding, and customers have increasing expectations in terms of network availability, reliability and quality. This in turn means that future wireless networks must provide even higher performance and efficiency, as well as more flexibility. At the fair, Kathrein showcases its solutions for these challenges.

The company has developed several new antenna systems for optimised macro cell supply. "Among other systems, we're also showing a model for the seminal 3300 MHz to 3800 MHz LTE frequency range, enabling high data throughput," said Manfred Steinbacher, Head of Mobile Communication. The latest generation of antennas is equipped with innovative sockets providing several benefits -- reduced space requirements, outstanding electrical and mechanical characteristics, and optimum protection from damage for contact surfaces during installation.

Development projects break new ground
Kathrein will also be showing several development projects, including an antenna system with a pioneering design, highly compact dimensions and optimised wind load. The system simultaneously covers two low band (698-960 MHz) and two high band ranges (1695-2690 MHz). With a further development project, mobile communication filter technologies such as combiners and DTMA are integrated compactly behind the antenna, providing benefits such as simplified mounting and improved design. Kathrein will also be presenting a new solution for wireless fronthaul between buildings. The system operates in frequency ranges from 60 GHz, enabling data transmission rates of up to 10 Gbit/s.

K-BOW for best-in-class indoor mobile experience
With the innovative K-BOW Micro C-RAN system, Kathrein shows how capacities can be flexibly and dynamically provided indoors according to momentary requirements. "With this solution, mobile operators and building owners can optimally meet customer demands in buildings, and also rapidly respond to changing user behaviour," said Torsten Wulff, Head of the Kathrein Filter business unit that developed K-BOW. The Micro C-RAN system is multi-operator, multi-band and multi-standard compliant, and also supports LTE MIMO.

3-D model demonstrates K-BOW performance capability
Visitors are able to experience K-BOW functionality live. "We'll be taking visitors on a fascinating trip into the future," said Dr. Michael Weber, CTO of the Kathrein Group. "For the first time, our new interactive Kathrein Smart City simulates how indoor mobile communications continuously adapt throughout a 24-hour day cycle, and how K-BOW dynamically and flexibly manages capacities." The company is currently preparing series production. The system will become available on the market for customers in the second half of the year.

About Kathrein
Kathrein is a leading international specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technologies. The company is an innovation and technology leader in today's connected world. Its products and solutions enable people all over the world to communicate, access information and use media, whether at home, at the office or on the road. The business covers a broad spectrum: from mobile communication, signal enhancement and data transmission in buildings, to fibre optic and cable networks and satellite reception technology, to radio and TV transmission and transmission and reception systems in vehicles. As a hidden champion and family-owned enterprise, Kathrein has been working on the technologies of tomorrow since 1919. The business takes pride in its dedicated employees and passion for customers and quality. Find out more about Kathrein at

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