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Fail-safe, tamper-proof, redundant


About us

Floods, power outages, fires or other hazards: In exceptional situations, the ability to alert the population quickly and easily is of crucial importance. We ensure that people in Germany receive timely alerts via all relevant channels.

In the news business, we also ensure the fail-safe transmission of editorial information on a daily basis. This is how we safeguard reporting on TV and radio as well as in newspapers. Be it for news agencies, security authorities or companies – our technical infrastructure, which is unique in Germany, enables transmitting information in a tamper-proof manner to the desired recipients within seconds.

We act as a consulting, project and operating agency for our customers, offering solutions tailored to their individual needs.

Leading the way is in our DNA

We are Germany’s pioneer in the fail-safe transmission of news and alerts.

It’s our vision to create a world in which secure communication is possible at all times.

Our expertise

Your partner for consulting, project development and practical implementation

You are looking for an experienced partner to help manage your safety-critical communication? We are experts for the transmission of sensitive data and the provision of fail-safe communication channels. At mecom, we accompany you all the way. We work holistically and you can rely on us to always stand by your side: From tailored consulting to conceptual design and from professional project implementation to the sustainable operation of your technical infrastructures. We work according to the highest standards and criteria of basic IT protection in Germany. Our complex IT and process infrastructure is subject to independent auditing by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

Consulting and conceptual design

We work closely with our customers to find the right solutions based on our wealth of experience. Our concepts are as individual as your requirements.

Project management

We use classic, agile or hybrid project management methods as required. Our customers can rely on us to implement each project professionally while staying within budget and content specifications.

Software development

Be it development, IT architecture, testing or live operation: We transform our customers' technical requirements into software. In doing so, we work in an agile manner and network well with all relevant company segments.

Research projects

As a practice partner in research projects, we support research institutions and universities in identifying relevant data. We provide the theoretical foundation for practical projects with usability studies, surveys, literature research and data analysis.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance is one of the most important monitoring mechanisms along our entire value chain. We create test plans, implement test cases, perform and develop manual and automated tests, execute defect management, generate reports and much more.

Customer service

Our customer service is on duty around the clock and available at any time. If necessary, we can solve technical problems directly on site – day and night.

Data centre operation

We guarantee extremely high fail-safety of our technical systems. This is ensured by redundant data centres, server infrastructures of the latest generation and state-of-the-art network structures, operated by our certified team or trained experts.

Proprietary satellite ground stations

For high security transmission and reception of safety-critical information, we at mecom use proprietary sat-uplinks (ground stations) with secured frequencies. Operating our own satellite network, we use several redundant antennae and high-frequency systems to ensure that your messages always arrive.

Security Operation Center

Our Security Operations Center analyses technical vulnerabilities and thus prevents unforeseen difficulties. This ensures the extremely smooth and reliable functioning of our system landscape.

Step by step

From consulting to operation

Facts & Figures

Figures – Data – Facts

100% expertise

A powerful team that responsibly implements large projects.

200 satellite stations

We operate satellite sites at media outlets and multipliers throughout Germany.

300 gigabytes

The amount of data that passes through our media systems every day equals the average monthly data consumption of a household.

24/7/365 availability

Our support is available to our customers 24/7.

40.000 text messages

For news agencies, we send tens of thousands of texts to media and other recipients every day.

10.000 images

Photos and graphics as well as audio and video content are also distributed through our channels.

mecom shareholder structure

An alliance of strong partners

mecom is a joint venture of the news agencies German Press Agency (dpa), Agence France-Presse (AFP), Gemeinschaftswerk der Evangelischen Publizistik (GEP), Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur (KNA) and dpa-AFX Wirtschaftsnachrichten. dpa Group is mecom’s majority shareholder.

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You are looking for an experienced provider of solutions?

For several decades, we have been developing customized solutions for our customers and partners for their safety-critical communication channels.

Career at mecom

Curious, open-minded, smart.

Are you looking for meaningful tasks in a security-relevant environment? Would you like to work on solutions that are of direct relevance to the population?

Then become part of our team. We look forward to receiving your application at bewerbung@dpa.de

Your profile:

Team player 100%
Professional 100%
Expertise 100%
Motivation 100%

Do you have any questions?

You have questions regarding mecom or would like further information on our services? You have a support request? Or you would like to become part of our team and are interested in working at mecom? Drop us a line or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.