Ericsson to Acquire Kathrein’s Antenna and Filters Business

Ericsson has announced the acquisition of Kathrein’s antenna and filters business.

Kathrein is a leading global provider of antenna and filter technologies and an existing Ericsson supplier. The antenna and filters business has a strong R&D operation with extensive experience in antenna design and research, coupled with a strong IPR portfolio.

In addition to broadening Ericsson’s portfolio of antenna and filter products, the acquisition will enable the evolution of advanced radio network products.

The acquisition will include Kathrein’s antenna and filter business for mobile networks and will add around 4,000 highly-skilled professionals in R&D, production, and sales based in more than 20 locations, including Germany, Romania, the U.S., Mexico and China.