Andrew Corporation continues to expand its portfolio of new active products for base station sites and is gaining significant interest and demand from global wireless network operators, complementing its long-standing market leadership in traditional passive wireless products such as cables and antennas.

For example, OneBase(TM) MCPA Cell Extender, introduced in mid-2005, has gained noteworthy acceptance in North America, including significant orders and deployments from multiple major North American operators for the highly-efficient, high power multi-carrier power amplifier (MCPA) configuration.

Following its launch and initial deployments in North America, Andrew will enhance OneBase(R) MCPA Cell Extender with 900MHz and 1800MHz versions for European operators. OneBase MCPA Cell Extender will be displayed at Andrew's exhibit (Hall 1, Stand D08-D09) February 13-16 at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, where the company will discuss the development of the enhanced versions with European operators.

OneBase MCPA Cell Extender is used to extend coverage or increase capacity of wireless base stations utilizing a technology agnostic design capable of simultaneously supporting any current wireless standard.

"Andrew continues to innovate as the demands grow for mixing technologies and frequency bands on a single base station site," said Mickey Miller, group president, Base Station Subsystems, Andrew Corporation. "OneBase MCPA Cell Extender offers higher efficiency and greater multi-technology combining than any other signal-boosting product available today, equating to lower operating costs for our customers."

Active products, such as amplifiers, filters, and remote electrical tilt antenna systems, represent new market opportunities for Andrew as wireless operators increasingly look for innovative solutions for base station transceiver (BTS) sites and buy direct from companies such as Andrew, a global leader in communications systems and products.

"We are making great progress toward expanding our addressable market, especially as we work with customers to introduce new products and solutions that they need for their networks," said Miller. "The past year has seen the most significant number of new active product introductions and customer orders since Andrew entered the active product business in 2002. This expanded product portfolio enables Andrew to continue to deliver innovative products to our customers and builds upon the strong relationships that we have cultivated with them for many years."

Andrew's OneBase product family combines Andrew products and technology into complete solutions for use in integrated BTSs. Andrew's OneBase family includes:

-- OneBase Compact TMA -- the industry's most compact tower mounted amplifier for enhancing coverage and capacity in 3G networks.

-- OneBase MCPA Cell Extender -- the industry's most efficient, high power multi-carrier power amplifier for use in extending the coverage or increasing the capacity of wireless base stations.

-- OneBase Remote Radio Head -- the industry's first all-digital, high power remote radio unit that provides cost savings and coverage flexibility for global 3G networks.

-- OneBase Macroshelf -- a complete, open standard radio frequency solution that fits within the base station and integrates the transceiver, power amplification, filtering, combining, and associated RF shelf hardware.

-- OneBase Pico -- a complete single-carrier picocell wireless base station, featuring a capacity of up to 80 users and high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) support.

-- OneBase Micro -- a further development of One Base Pico, this complete microcell wireless base station features single- or two-carrier operation and HSDPA capability.

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 (, headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

OneBase is a trademark of Andrew Corporation.

Forward Looking Statements

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