Rohde & Schwarz Professional Mobile Radio GmbH is the new name of R&S BICK Mobilfunk GmbH, which now is wholly owned by Rohde & Schwarz. Customers and business partners have always associated the products of Rohde & Schwarz Professional Mobile Radio GmbH and their quality and reliability with Rohde & Schwarz. Therefore, it was seen as a logical step to adopt this new name, which more strongly expresses the affiliation with the Rohde & Schwarz corporate group.
In addition, the new name incorporates the subsidiary’s business field and positions Rohde & Schwarz Professional Mobile Radio GmbH even more clearly on the global market. The professional mobile radio sector includes, in particular, TETRA mobile radio networks and applications such as those for public transport and oil and gas companies, the utilities sector, airport operators as well as public safety organizations.
In May 2007, Georg Haubs succeeded Heinz Bick, the company’s founder and long-standing president. Bick was a shareholder until Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG recently converted its majority controlling interest in the subsidiary to a 100 percent shareholding organization. However, Bick will continue to support Rohde & Schwarz Professional Mobile Radio GmbH with his knowledge and network in an advisory role.