About us

DeFuTech is not yet another start-up company  but was founded as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in 2014. Its task is to convert WiBACK – the Wireless Backhaul technology of Fraunhofer FOKUS – into a product and to enhance and market it. WiBACK is the result several EU and national research projects.

On this basis, DeFuTech offers high-quality solutions for connecting rural regions to the Internet – at comparatively low cost.

In addition to the marketing of current products, DeFuTech participates in Research and Development (R&D) projects to further improve the performance of the networks. For example, future solutions will include satellite-based transmissions to further increase the data rate and the flexibility.

CEO Prof. Dr. Karl Jonas

Prof. Dr. Karl Jonas is the CEO of DeFuTech.

As head of the Network Research Department at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, he was largely responsible for the development of WiBACK technology.

At the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, he now deals with the development of radio-based communication networks.