Andrew Corporation will offer mobile location systems to Nokia's GSM
network base station subsystem (BSS) customers under an agreement
completed between the two companies. In addition, Andrew will license
from Nokia certain technologies that will be used in the supplied
Under the agreement, operators of GSM wireless networks worldwide in
which Nokia BSS infrastructure equipment is deployed will be able to
purchase the Andrew location systems to support location-based
commercial value-added services, public safety emergency caller location
services, and security applications.
"Our collaboration with Nokia will enable our companies to offer
world-class solutions to Nokia customers around the world to support new
and enhanced location-based services," said Terry Garner, group
president, Network Solutions, Andrew. "The combination of both
companies' expertise in this area will help wireless operators bring to
market innovative location-enhanced applications of all types and create
new revenue-generating opportunities."
The Andrew serving mobile location center (SMLC)--a wireless location
management system that processes location-related data and calculates
the position of mobile devices--being furnished to Nokia-equipped
operators under the agreement is capable of supporting multiple mobile
location technologies, including those that can locate any GSM wireless
Andrew is the world's most experienced supplier of high-accuracy mobile
location systems. Since 2001, more than a dozen wireless network
operators covering tens of millions of mobile users have installed
Andrew Geometrix(R) systems to provide accurate location of people who
call police, fire, and medical emergency services from wireless devices.
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
headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
Geometrix is a registered trademark of Andrew Corporation.
Forward Looking Statements
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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.