Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and products, has been chosen primary vendor of aluminum cable and related products for Leap Wireless International, Inc.s (NASDAQ: LEAP) expansion of its Cricket service network in the United States.

Andrew will supply Leap Wireless with HELIAX® aluminum cable, accessories, Positive Stop connectors, steel installation products and other wireless network equipment for deployment at Cricket sites over the next two years. Leaps use of aluminum instead of traditional all-copper cable for this large-scale deployment is expected to result in significant capital expenditure savings.

Andrews bundled offering of various products necessary for this network expansion will help shorten the time required for installation and enable Cricket to deliver quality services faster to customers in markets around the nation, said Jim McIlvain, vice president of Sales-Americas Region, Andrew Corporation. The choice of aluminum cable, which will be one of the largest such deployments in the US, speaks volumes about Crickets innovation and value in meeting the needs of its customers.

The use of aluminum provides the wireless industry with the latest technology in radio frequency (RF) cable for optimum RF performance. With ongoing volatility in the price of copper materials, aluminum cable is more cost effective than copper and helps bring some stability to cable prices. And, with Andrews systems approach, the long-term performance of the new aluminum cable compares favorably to that of traditional all-copper transmission lines.

Andrews latest technology reinforces Leaps goals of high quality with high value, said Glenn Umetsu, executive vice president, Engineering and Technical Operations, Leap Wireless. With reduced loading due to the aluminum, our landlords also will benefit. Andrew, for us, represents another excellent supplier partnering with us as we drive to our CDMA2000 launch of Advanced Wireless Services markets.

Crickets expansion will include existing PCS markets and new markets across the country.

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.

HELIAX is a registered trademark of Andrew Corporation.Positive Stop 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.

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