Andrew Corporation continues to expand its portfolio of new active
products for base station sites and is gaining significant interest and
demand from global wireless network operators, complementing its
long-standing market leadership in traditional passive wireless products
such as cables and antennas.
For example, OneBase(TM) MCPA Cell Extender, introduced in mid-2005, has
gained noteworthy acceptance in North America, including significant
orders and deployments from multiple major North American operators for
the highly-efficient, high power multi-carrier power amplifier (MCPA)
Following its launch and initial deployments in North America, Andrew
will enhance OneBase(R) MCPA Cell Extender with 900MHz and 1800MHz
versions for European operators. OneBase MCPA Cell Extender will be
displayed at Andrew's exhibit (Hall 1, Stand D08-D09) February 13-16 at
3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, where the company will discuss the
development of the enhanced versions with European operators.
OneBase MCPA Cell Extender is used to extend coverage or increase
capacity of wireless base stations utilizing a technology agnostic
design capable of simultaneously supporting any current wireless
"Andrew continues to innovate as the demands grow for mixing
technologies and frequency bands on a single base station site," said
Mickey Miller, group president, Base Station Subsystems, Andrew
Corporation. "OneBase MCPA Cell Extender offers higher efficiency and
greater multi-technology combining than any other signal-boosting
product available today, equating to lower operating costs for our
Active products, such as amplifiers, filters, and remote electrical tilt
antenna systems, represent new market opportunities for Andrew as
wireless operators increasingly look for innovative solutions for base
station transceiver (BTS) sites and buy direct from companies such as
Andrew, a global leader in communications systems and products.
"We are making great progress toward expanding our addressable market,
especially as we work with customers to introduce new products and
solutions that they need for their networks," said Miller. "The past
year has seen the most significant number of new active product
introductions and customer orders since Andrew entered the active
product business in 2002. This expanded product portfolio enables Andrew
to continue to deliver innovative products to our customers and builds
upon the strong relationships that we have cultivated with them for many
Andrew's OneBase product family combines Andrew products and technology
into complete solutions for use in integrated BTSs. Andrew's OneBase
-- OneBase Compact TMA -- the industry's most compact tower mounted
amplifier for enhancing coverage and capacity in 3G networks.
-- OneBase MCPA Cell Extender -- the industry's most efficient, high
power multi-carrier power amplifier for use in extending the coverage or
increasing the capacity of wireless base stations.
-- OneBase Remote Radio Head -- the industry's first all-digital, high
power remote radio unit that provides cost savings and coverage
flexibility for global 3G networks.
-- OneBase Macroshelf -- a complete, open standard radio frequency
solution that fits within the base station and integrates the
transceiver, power amplification, filtering, combining, and associated
RF shelf hardware.
-- OneBase Pico -- a complete single-carrier picocell wireless base
station, featuring a capacity of up to 80 users and high-speed downlink
packet access (HSDPA) support.
-- OneBase Micro -- a further development of One Base Pico, this
complete microcell wireless base station features single- or two-carrier
operation and HSDPA capability.
About Andrew Corporation
Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers
innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global
communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and
equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com),
headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
OneBase is a trademark of Andrew Corporation.
Forward Looking Statements
Some of the statements in this news release are forward looking
statements and we caution our stockholders and others that these
statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Factors that may
cause actual results to differ from expected results include
fluctuations in commodity costs, the company's ability to integrate
acquisitions and to realize the anticipated synergies and cost savings,
the effects of competitive products and pricing, economic and political
conditions that may impact customers' ability to fund purchases of our
products and services, the company's ability to achieve the cost savings
anticipated from cost reduction programs, fluctuations in foreign
currency exchange rates, the timing of cash payments and receipts, end
use demands for wireless communication services, the loss of one or more
significant customers, and other business factors. Investors should also
review other risks and uncertainties discussed in company documents
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.