As the world's wireless telecommunications industry converges February
14-17 on Cannes, France, for the annual 3GSM World Congress, Andrew
Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) will ensure everyone stays connected
throughout the Palais du Congres with indoor systems that add wireless
capacity and coverage.
Four Andrew MMR Fiber Distributed Antenna System units are installed to
enhance GSM900/GSM1800/UMTS coverage and capacity throughout the venue
for the tens of thousands of attendees who can stay connected with
mobile devices such as phones, laptops, and wireless-enabled personal
digital assistants. In addition, Andrew's MMR system is enabling video
conferencing via mobile phones through the UMTS network.
At its exhibit (stand G29, Hall 2, in the Palais des Festivals et des
Congres, La Croisette, Cannes), Andrew also will showcase new tailored
solutions for GSM/UMTS networks worldwide plus new products that enhance
wireless connectivity, some of which include:
UMTS Network Solutions
Wireless operators face challenges in quickly deploying optimized UMTS
networks while minimizing costs. At 3GSM 2005, Andrew introduces
solutions for GSM/EDGE/UMTS sites in high density areas, dedicated UMTS
coverage and capacity with maximized interference protection, and
improved quality of service at reduced operating expense.
RF Site Solutions
-- Base Station Antenna Products: The new tri-band Decibel(R) base
station antenna has three independent dual polarized antennas in one
radome that can be independently electrically downtilted and is fully
compatible with the patented Teletilt(R) remote control system. In
addition, Andrew transmission line products offer speed and ease of
installation on sites with limited space and deliver cost effective long
term reliability. Featured are AVA(TM) coaxial cables with Positive
Stop(TM) connectors that reduce cable subsystem costs by 30%; new
Weatherproof Enclosures that are a fast, cost effective alternative to
tape or shrink tubes; and accessories that assure system performance and
protection. Included are SureGround(TM) grounding kits, SnapStak(TM)
stackable hangers, SureFlex(TM) cable assemblies, and Arrestor Plus(R)
surge arrestors. Also on display will be the ValuLine(R) III antennas,
the latest addition to the ValuLine family, representing the next
generation in antenna design for improved electrical and mechanical
performance. The new design features a universal mounting configuration
that allows for ease of radio integration.
-- Tower Mounted Amplifiers: The new UMTS RET Dual Tower Mounted
Amplifier from Andrew will cost-effectively optimize network
performance, with AISG-2 compatible remote antenna tilt control, ASIG
signal acceptance on both main and diversity ports, and backward
compatibility with non-AISG UMTS sites.
-- Mobile Location Solutions: The new Andrew Geometrix(R) Mobile
Location System supports any handset-based, network-based, and hybrid
locating technology on a single platform, enabling GSM operators
worldwide to offer innovative caller-location services to commercial
enterprises, public safety, and government agencies.
Indoor and Outdoor Coverage Solutions
-- MMB21PB Booster brings full Node B performance to distant sites at
low installation cost and includes AISG interface and additional
-- The new GSM repeater, Node G938, is the primary network element for a
first-phase rollout or any phase where cost, coverage, and quality need
to be optimized. It increases signal strength between mobile and base
where high quality voice or high speed data service is not available.
-- Britecell(R) Plus I-Link Distributed Communication System Link
connects Britecell Plus to a BTS hotel over 10 kilometers away,
distributes several services with fewest number of fibers, and covers
multiple buildings with a centralized BTS.
-- Pico Node-B is a low-power, high-capacity UMTS base station, about
the size of a laptop computer, that extends voice and data services into
any indoor site.
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
original 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.
Decibel, Teletilt, Arrestor Plus, ValuLine III, Geometrix and Britecell
are registered trademarks of Andrew Corporation. AVA, Positive Stop,
SureGround, SnapStak, and SureFlex are trademarks 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 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 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
uncertainties discussed in company documents filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission.