Prospective engineers from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences visit production and development for in-depth practical insights

In the race for skilled and junior staff, speed and ingenuity are in demand in view of the more than 80,000 engineering positions currently open nationwide. This also applies to WISI. With its innovative products and system solutions for the broadband networks of the gigabit society as well as the transport and distribution of digital TV and video content, the high-tech company from Niefern is at the international forefront. To maintain this position, the company traditionally maintains close contact with universities.

A group of students from the Electrical Engineering – Information Technology course at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences took the opportunity to get to know the company better as part of their practical semester. After an introduction to the company’s history, a tour of the production facilities and the SMD assembly line, the focus of the excursion was on in-depth discussions with the development department. WISI experts provided insights into the design and development of technology for modern fiber optic networks for the gigabit society. These must be particularly powerful in order to cope in particular with the growing demands of streaming services, which account for the majority of Internet traffic. In this context, the solution developed by WISI with technology partners attracted particular attention among the budding engineers, enabling operators to upgrade their cable network infrastructures very efficiently and quickly. Vodafone Germany is one of the first customers to use the solution. WISI provides the company with the complete system technology and implements the expansion of the Vodafone cable network for gigabit-fast Internet services for private and business customers nationwide, which currently runs until 2021.

“The regular exchange with Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and other universities serves both sides. This combines research, teaching and practice and gives us as a company the opportunity to attract prospective engineers to us at an early stage. The students gain in-depth insights into the implementation of new technologies and the activities of a high-tech company,” explained Stephan Wilser from the development department, who coordinated the visit.