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Founded Vienna, Austria
July 1, 1947
Headquarters Vienna, Austria
Area served
Key people
Hannes Bardach (CEO)
Silvia Bardach (CFO)
Norbert Haslacher (CMO)
Hermann Mattanovich (CTO)
Revenue EUR 214 million (2014)
Number of employees
1250 (2014)

Frequentis is an Austrian high-tech company that develops communication and information systems in fields such as air traffic management and public safety & transport (police, rescue and fire services, coastal rescue, railways, shipping, and others).

Frequentis is a founding shareholder[1] of GroupEAD Europe S.L., the service provider company operating the European Aeronautical Database on behalf of EUROCONTROL, a project related to the Single European Sky, for which it is working on the first common voice communications system for Europe.[2]


Frequentis was founded in 1947 in post-WWII Vienna by Emanuel Strunz and Walther Hamm. The company's first contract was to assist in the construction of the Vienna II radio station. The company has since worked on a variety of different products, including steel hardening facilities and ultrasound therapy units. Frequentis constructed the air traffic control system at the Vienna International Airport.

Hannes Bardach became the managing director in 1983, and later became the owner of Frequentis. In 1999, its US subsidiary was established. The company won the GSM-R dispatcher contract by Deutsche Bahn in Germany in 2002. It won the contract to create an integrated communications system for the London Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) in 2005.[3] The contract for building the control centre for the Norwegian public safety radio network Nødnett was obtained in 2006.[4]

Today, Frequentis and its associated companies employ staff at locations in over 50 countries. It has an export rate of over 90%. While the core business remains the air traffic management sector, the company also builds voice communication and information systems for defence, public safety, public transport and maritime markets.


In January 2016, Frequentis acquired its competitor and leading German ATM solutions provider Comsoft GmbH. The acquisition enabled substantial strategical advantage for Frequentis and it is expected to reinforce its presence in the ATM industry. The subsidiary has been renamed as Comsoft Solutions GmbH and it is led by Gerald Enzinger. [5]

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  1. ^ "GroupEAD Europe S.L. Company History". Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eurocontrol Press Release". Eurocontrol. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Telent Media Centre article about services provided to the Metropolitan Police Service". Telent Media Centre. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Completion of construction and operation of the Emergency Network throughout mainland Norway" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Police Affairs. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Comsoft Acquisition". Frequentis. Retrieved 25 January 2016.