Travelers who journey through Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport's new Terminal D, its parking garage, or the airport's Grand Hyatt Hotel will enjoy clear wireless reception thanks to an indoor network furnished by Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and products.

Operational in Terminal D since its July opening, Andrew's distributed antenna system provides cellular- and PCS-band commercial wireless signals for mobile phone users, and trunked radio signals for public safety and homeland security personnel, in all of the terminal's and Grand Hyatt's publicly-accessible areas. Installation of a distributed antenna system in Terminal D's seven-level parking garage is nearing completion.

"The availability of strong wireless signals inside transportation hubs and other public buildings is as important as ever to operators and their subscribers," said Bob Hudzik, group president, Wireless Innovations Group, Andrew. "With the public's ever-increasing use of cell phones, wirelessly-connected laptops, and personal digital assistants, operators must ensure those devices work when customers want them. Andrew is proud that the DFW airport authorities continue to utilize us for extending wireless coverage throughout its new facilities."

In addition to its work in the new Terminal D, Andrew previously installed distributed antenna systems in terminals A, B, C, and E, along with other buildings on the airport's property. A distributed antenna system operates by receiving signals from operators' base stations and distributing the signals down hallways, into nooks, and throughout corridors. Four wireless operators already serve customers through the airport's indoor network, with a fifth expected to join later.

"DFW International Airport's new terminal was designed to be an expansive yet fluid channel for efficient international travel, which accounted for the current and future needs of personal and business travelers," said Ali Nemati, manager of information technologies, DFW International Airport. "Ensuring adequate communications systems was something we understood to be important to today's traveler. Having worked with Andrew Corporation in the past, we knew they could design and install a top-notch system within a short time-frame."

"This project at DFW is a model of cooperation between the wireless telecommunications carriers and this large public institution, and their joint efforts have been a clear success for the public good," said Leo Holzenthal, project manager for the DFW distributed antenna system project and vice president, M S Benbow and Associates, a Metairie, La.-based professional engineering corporation. "The distributed antenna system expansion through the Terminal D facility not only delivers first class wireless services to DFW customers and staff, but also enables modern innovations such as wireless priority services for emergency personnel in this large public space. The system expansion enables simple diagnostics and maintenance, reducing the overall life cost to the service providers."

Andrew offers a complete line of robust and field-proven distributed communications system solutions for difficult coverage areas, tunnels, metros, and buildings, and has more than 15 years of experience in designing, installing, and managing large and complex radio frequency distribution systems for metropolitan railways, building owners, and public mobile radio and telephone operators throughout the world. Major projects include the Hong Kong metro, Channel Tunnel, Mecca Road Tunnel, Denver International Airport, and Rockefeller Center, NY.

About DFW International Airport

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 1900 flights per day and serving 59 million passengers a year. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 129 domestic and 36 international destinations worldwide. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability, or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, log on to www.dfwairport.com.

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 original equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com), headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

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.

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