Planning and building vast radio networks to serve millions of potential customers is a highly complex challenge, with costly consequences if not executed properly. That is why Andrew’s Omnix™ Infrastructure and Program Management Solutions has proven so valuable to engineers and makes the newly introduced Release 9, the next generation platform of Omnix, a breakthrough tool for those responsible for mobile networks.

Omnix Release 9 will debut at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona February 12-15 as part of Andrew’s ConnectOptimizeGrow solutions on exhibit (Stand C47, Hall 2).

Omnix provides process and change management automation using project-based workflows, which track every step in the project lifecycle, including network site rollout management, asset management, network maintenance, financial planning, and resource management. Omnix Release 9 is a fully J2EE (Java)-based, web-enabled solution which supports rapid integration with other operations support system (OSS) and enterprise resource planning systems, and which introduces a number of significant improvements and enriched features that continue to help operators improve operational efficiency and reduce network deployment times.

“Omnix is the tool of choice for operators that need to rapidly and efficiently design, build, upgrade, and manage complex, geographically dispersed 2G, 2.5G, and 3G network infrastructures,” said Martin Coates, vice president-Europe, Network Solutions, Andrew Corporation. “Omnix produces significant cost savings through resource, workflow, and asset management, and more than 2,500 network engineers in many countries enjoy these benefits today. In fact, some customers have seen efficiency improvements of up to 250 percent through the use of Omnix within their engineering organizations.”

Included in Release 9 are the latest versions of Site Rollout and Upgrade (SRU) and Asset Management solution packs. Omnix SRU is an interactive planning and tracking tool with the ability to trace each stage in the rollout project and escalate notifications in the event of a project exception such as impending overrun, resource change, or material delivery problem. The Asset Management pack enables the operator to manage the complete lifecycle of equipment and materials required to build and operate a mobile network.

Omnix Release 9 is compatible with the TeleManagement Forum’s eTOM (enhanced Telecoms Operations Map) initiative and adopts the general principles of the TeleManagement Forum’s Next Generation OSS program.

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 MidCap 400 company founded in 1937.

Omnix is a trademark of Andrew Corporation.

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