The global wireless industry converges on Barcelona in mid-February with tens of thousands of mobile device-wielding, bandwidth-hungry visitors filling the Spanish city for 3GSM World Congress 2007 to promote business, close deals, gain knowledge, and renew acquaintances.

Helping delegates stay connected during the non-stop business and pleasure that week, Andrew Corporation’s coverage and capacity systems are working behind the scenes in many of Barcelona’s top transportation, business, and hospitality locations to ensure reliable wireless connections—essential to all attendees but of ongoing benefit to residents of the city.

Andrew’s Intelligent Optical Network series (ION™-M and ION™-B) systems are installed by Andrew’s operator customers in numerous places that will be frequented by Barcelona visitors, including the city’s metro, high-speed train lines, several high-rise buildings, and shopping centers. In addition, Andrew’s terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) systems provide reliable and seamless coverage for emergency response teams in the city’s metro.

“Like in most other major cities in the world, Andrew’s ION systems are part of everyday life in Barcelona, providing coverage and capacity solutions in hotels, office buildings, train tunnels, and underground systems that help operators provide service to customers in hard-to-reach places,” said Andrea Casini, vice president of Europe, Middle East, Africa sales, Andrew Corporation. “Ensuring wireless customers get coverage in signal-challenged venues is one of the things Andrew does best.”

Andrew’s coverage and capacity offerings, including newly launched remote units for ION-B, will be part of the company’s ConnectOptimizeGrow solutions on exhibit February 12-15 at 3GSM World Congress (Stand C47, Hall 2). Andrew’s ConnectOptimizeGrow solutions help wireless operators connect users at the lowest capital expense, optimize efficiency and increase control of their networks, and grow usage and value.

Andrew’s ION series is the industry-leading optical distribution system for carrying radio signals loss-free over fiber optics, at all power levels, at distances ranging from 100 meters to 20 kilometers. 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 2006 World Cup stadiums, 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 MidCap 400 company founded in 1937.

ION is a trademark 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 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.

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