The transportation of approximately 11 million passengers every day on the Moscow Metro has been made safer and more efficient with Andrew Corporation's completion of the first phase of a major communications network covering seven lines of the landmark 12-line system.

The Moscow Metro Unified Radio Network, based on the TETRA standard for mobile radio, enables effective communications supporting metro personnel, such as between dispatch and rail cars, and for security purposes. Led by general contractor Yust Telecom, the complex project is one of the largest metro projects ever undertaken by Andrew. It included a combination of passive equipment such as radiating and coaxial cables and active equipment such as repeaters that Andrew engineers helped commission. Andrew manufactured and delivered more than 440 kilometers of cable and about 270 repeaters in a mere three months for the project.

"Andrew's unmatched technical capabilities, including support during installation and commissioning, plus the efficient project set-up and our ability to manufacture and quickly deliver both active and passive network equipment to the customer, ensured that the government's deadline for activating the system would be met," said Andrea Casini, vice president of Europe, Middle East, Africa sales, Andrew Corporation. "The local knowledge of the Andrew team was instrumental in providing an effective solution tailored specifically to the metro's unique requirements. It is typical of how Andrew has become the leader in providing world-class coverage and capacity solutions in facilities such as these around the globe."

"We chose Andrew based on a considerable amount of positive customer feedback regarding Andrew's participation in similar projects all over the world, in addition to its expansive product portfolio and long-term experience as a supplier to mobile and professional communications carriers in various regions, including Russia," said A.G. Drobyshevsky, general director of Yust Telecom, the general contractor of Moscow Metro Unified Radio Network project. "Andrew's ability to meet tight deadlines, the professionalism of its people, and equipment reliability became an integral part of the successful realization of the first phase of the Moscow Metro project."

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, Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, Sydney Olympics, Montreal metro, Turin metro, and Germany's Inter-City Express high speed rail.

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.

Forward Looking Statements

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