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