Kathrein Earns Top Position Among Mobile Communication Antenna Deployments Worldwide

Rosenheim, Germany and Richardson, Texas, Monday, July 20, 2015 – Kathrein, a leading international specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technology, is ranked the number one among providers of mobile communication antennas in 2015. Published in a recent study by ABI Research, almost a quarter (24.8%) of all LTE antennas sold and deployed worldwide come from Kathrein.

 LTE (Long Term Evolution) refers to the fourth-generation mobile communication standard (4G). It allows considerably higher data transmission and download rates for mobile customers across the globe. Using the technology, network operators can satisfy the significantly increasing capacity requirements of mobile communication users. ABI Research forecasts an almost five-fold rise in the monthly data volume per user by 2019.

The mobile communication market is currently in the midst of progressive densification of wireless networks. According to the calculations of ABI Research, 76.2% of the market was shared by the four leading providers in 2014. In the previous year, this figure was 72.4%. Kathrein was not only able to underline its top position in relation to market share but also competitive strength. With 95.5 out of 100 points, ABI Research confirms the company’s particularly high power of innovation, strong global sales organization, and close relationships with leading network operators. The especially broad range of solutions for different frequency spectrums and mobile communication standards also contributed to Kathrein’s number one ranking amongst the competitive set.

Multi-band antennas becoming increasingly important

“We have held our own at the top of the market for sophisticated mobile communication antennas for many years,” says Joe Doering, Chief Sales Officer of the Kathrein Group. “First place in the recent ABI study underlines the appreciation that customers have for our high quality solutions.” Kathrein pursues a considerable amount of research and development work to enable mobile communication providers to invest securely in the establishment and expansion of their networks. Multi-band antennas are becoming increasingly important. According to ABI Research, they should have a market share of more than 85 per cent by 2019. Demand is also rising for active systems.

Reliable and future-proof systems from Kathrein

“Our customers appreciate the combination of outstanding quality, high reliability and personal support,” says Manfred Steinbacher, head of the Mobile Communication Antennas division. “Mobile communication networks of the future must be even more high-performance, flexible and efficient. Our solutions and systems are future-proof, offer low total cost of ownership and guarantee reliable data transmission.”

About Kathrein

Kathrein is an innovation and technology leader in today’s connected world. Kathrein solutions enable people to globally communicate, access information, and use media at home or on the road. From mobile communications, signal processing systems and optimized data transmission in buildings; to fiber optic and cable networks and satellite reception technology; to radio and TV transmission and data reception in cars; Kathrein is a hidden champion and family-owned enterprise that has been working on the technologies of tomorrow since 1919. For more information visit: www.kathrein.com.