Comsearch, an Andrew Corporation company, will develop and manage a
microwave link registration database for Federal Communications
Commission licensees operating in the 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz, and 92-95
GHz bands, under a memorandum of understanding reached with the FCC.
As database manager, Comsearch will enable licensees to identify
available spectrum in these bands and register their links, ensuring
interference-free operation. These bands will enable high quality
multi-gigabit point-to-point communications.
The new registration database, scheduled to launch February 8, will
facilitate rapid deployment of new services through an impartial and
central point of contact between operators and incumbents.
Licensees can register through Comsearch's online link registration
database, accessible through http://www.gigabitlink.com,
or through Comsearch's interactive solutions site at http://www.comsearch.com.
The database offers upfront interference analysis with commercial
systems as well as automatic coordination with the National
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
Comsearch was chosen to be a database manager based on its more than 28
years of experience in database development, frequency coordination, and
spectrum management. The new database management system will streamline
the licensing process, thus expediting the deployment of commercial
spectrum use in these newly allocated bands.
"This is the first time that the FCC has established a separate,
industry-based registration system for point-to-point microwave in an
effort to simplify licensing," said Chris Hardy, vice president and
general manager, Comsearch. "Comsearch is proud to be chosen as a
database manager for the 71-95 GHz bands and we are confident that this
web-based application will streamline and shorten the licensing process
in these bands. Industry managed device registration offers a unique
spectrum management system that provides both speed to market and
protection from interference. Managing spectrum resources in these bands
will provide regulatory protection and encourage efficient use of
Comsearch, an Andrew company, (http://www.comsearch.com)
has more than a quarter century of experience providing spectrum
management and software and data solutions to the wireless markets.
Solutions focus on key areas of spectrum management including strategic
consultation, wireless engineering, frequency planning and
administration, and monitoring and interference measurements. Its
experienced engineers, software products and information databases have
addressed the specific challenges of network design and spectrum
management for the evolving wireless industry.
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 Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
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cause actual results to differ from expected results include the
company's ability to integrate acquisitions and to realize the
anticipated synergies and cost savings, the effects of competitive
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company's ability to achieve the cost savings anticipated from cost
reduction programs, fluctuations in international 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
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