Andrew, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in communications systems and products, introduces two new base station antenna solutions at CommunicAsia 2008 for unique Asia Pacific operator requirements, which build upon the companys extensive portfolio of end-to-end, industry-leading wireless infrastructure solutions.

The CSH line of Micro AcCELLerator concealment base station antennas minimizes visual impact and wind loading and the expanded line of WiMAX base station antennas now comes in three frequency bands.

As a trusted partner and go-to solutions provider for some of the worlds leading wireless and broadband operators, Andrew continues to introduce relevant solutions for connecting users, optimizing network efficiency and growing user base at the lowest investment possible, said Ben Cardwell, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific.

These new launches will broaden our range of innovative products to help operators achieve faster, easier and more economical site builds in developing markets as well as to connect users to more sophisticated voice and data services in more mature markets.

New Solutions Launched

Andrews CSH Micro AcCELLerator base station antennas are very compact tri-sector concealment antennas that deliver excellent radio frequency performance with minimal visual impact and wind loading. By combining three antenna arrays into one package with a diameter of just 200 millimeters, Andrew has made a virtually invisible base station antenna.

The CSH Micro AcCELLerator concealment solution addresses situations where wireless operators need to gain quick planning approvals from public and local authorities who have stringent zoning regulations on the visual impact of wireless infrastructure. The entire family of antennas supports GSM 1800, CDMA 1900, W-CDMA and AWS bands.

Andrews WiMAX antennasdeliver excellent electrical performance and cost-competitiveness for the quick deployment of WiMAX infrastructure in 2.5, 3.5 and/or 5.8 GHz frequency bands.

The WiMAX antennas are available globally to network operators in countries where WiMAX spectrum has been allocated including India, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Operators have a choice of antennas within the WiMAX base station antenna family of products, including some that feature Andrews patented Teletilt® design for remote variable electrical downtilt.

Both the CSH Micro AcCELLerators and the WiMAX antennas can speed up network deployment time for operators as the regulatory environments continue to ease up in Asia Pacific, said Cardwell.

Andrews Commitment to Asia Pacific

In showcasing its latest solutions at CommunicAsia 2008, Andrew further expresses its strong commitment to the Asia Pacific region. The region accounted for about 15 percent of the companys global revenue in the first quarter of 2008, representing year-over-year growth of 17.3 percent compared to the same quarter in 2007, and a sequential growth of 21.1 percent over the fourth quarter in 2007.

The Asia Pacific region is very important for Andrew and CommScope, with China and India likely to provide the strongest growth, said Cardwell. According to a recent industry report, the region could potentially boast a WiMAX subscriber base of more than 40 million by the end of 2013. At Andrew, we are poised to assist operators during this exciting opportunity, especially in developing markets where they work to bring wireless coverage to rural areas.

Andrew also continues to make investments in Asia Pacific since opening its new 19,400-square-meter facility in Goa, India in 2007 and celebrating its 10-year anniversary in India this year. It has expanded headcount in Goa by 50 percent to cope with growing capacity. The facility, which manufactures both radio frequency cable products and antennas, has substantially expanded its production capacity for base station antennas and added production capability for terrestrial microwave antennas.

Andrew Offers Value to Customers: Connect, Optimize, Grow

At CommunicAsia 2008, Andrew is showcasing its products under the theme of Connect, Optimize, Grow. In addition to the new products mentioned above, it will also feature the following solutions:

  • Teletilt Remote Control Variable Electrical Downtilt Antenna System

This system, which is now compliant with AISG 1.1 and 2.0 modes, allows operators to optimize their networks from anywhere in the world by making antenna adjustments remotely without site downtime or costly tower crews.

  • Node A Radio Frequency Enhancer

One single unit extends outdoor frequency bands to indoor environments and supports a combination of narrowband channels and individual band segments, as a cost-effective alternative to installing new base stations.

  • Smoothwall Aluminum Cables and EZfit® Series Connectors

With an innovative smoothwall cable design, these aluminum transmission line cables improve network performance and are lighter weight and more flexible. They can be installed with EZfit Series Connectors, which only require a hand prep tool, providing superior performance and handling.

  • OneBase InSite

This site monitoring tool, composed of the Insite Connect and Insite RF solutions, helps operators prevent minor problems from turning into major disruptions, saving them money by avoiding costly dispatches of emergency repair crews and helping maintain customer satisfaction.

A key highlight at Andrews booth will be the simulated train tunnel display, which demonstrates how using an ION Fiber Distributed Antenna System, Node repeaters, and/or radiating cable can extend network coverage in low-coverage areas such as tunnels and underground structures. Also at CommunicAsia 2008, Andrews Martin Dawson, chief product architect, Geometrix® Mobile Location, will deliver a presentation about LBS solutions titled Delivering Location-Based Services across Both Mobile and VoIP Networks with Location Information Servers today.

Visitors can view Andrews showcase at Booth 4J2-07, Hall 4, Singapore Expo atCommunicAsia 2008, which continues until 20 June. They can also attend Martin Dawsons presentation at 14:30 on June 17 at Halls D and E at the Singapore Expo.

Geometrix, Teletilt and EZfit are registered trademarks and Micro-AcCELLerator, OneBase, InSite and ION are trademarks of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE:CTV)(www.commscope.com) is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Through its Andrew® brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise® brands, CommScope is the global leader in structured cabling systems for business enterprise applications. It is also the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cable television networks and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally secure cabinets for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications networks in more than 130 countries around the world.

This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, managements beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please see CommScopes filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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