BKtel was founded 1997 as a result of a management buy-out from Alcatel Cable and has currently a workforce of approx. 100 employees worldwide. The company is based in two locations in Germany, the headquarters in Hückelhoven-Baal, near Düsseldorf, and a second office in Kornwesthelm, near Stuttgart. Further international offices were founded in Japan, Indonesia and Chile (South America). The company develops and manufactures products in the field of interactive FTTH, Video Overlay and HFC networks for high performance data, telephone and cable TV services. The active and passive components are designed and manufactured in company-own facilities. The high quality products as well as the comprehensive support in designing optical networks make BKtel to one of the leading international suppliers in the FTTH and HFC market.