Swedish technology company Ericsson has completed its acquisition of the antenna and filter division of German manufacturer Kathrein.
With the takeover, which was announced in February 2019, Ericsson wants to provide its customers a broadened radio system offering, expanding its portfolio of antenna and filter products, and gain competence to evolve its radio access products.
Kathrein’s business entities acquired by Ericsson focus on R&D, production and sales, based in more than 20 locations including Germany, Romania, the U.S., Mexico and China. With most of the professionals located in Europe, Ericsson is complementing its R&D base across 21 locations on the continent.
“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,” said Fredrik Jejdling, executive vice president and head of business area networks at Ericsson.
Kathrein’s antenna and filter business is also known as Kathrein Mobile Communication. Kathrein’s satellite, broadcast and IoT businesses are not part of the acquisition by Ericsson.