With China investing billions of dollars in 3G networks, Andrew Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in wireless communication systems and products, is completing expansion of its Suzhou, China manufacturing and distribution center to better support its local customers.

In operation since August 1998, Andrew’s Suzhou factory currently has more than 2,000 employees and a production area of more than 20,000 square meters. The expansion will increase the workforce by approximately 400 people and the production space for base station antenna manufacturing by 50 percent.

The highly skilled Suzhou workforce manufactures base station antennas for deployment in Chinese networks and for export to the rest of Asia and beyond, with all major frequency bands and technologies represented, such as TD-SCDMA, WiMAX, W-CDMA, CDMA, LTE and GSM. Andrew also manufactures HELIAX® 2.0 coaxial RF cable, RADIAX® radiating cable, and cable components and accessories in its Suzhou facility. By making wireless products locally, Andrew can better support Chinese clients with complete wireless communication solutions and promptly respond to tight implementation and delivery requirements.

“Despite the global economic crisis, Andrew continues to see significant opportunity in the Chinese wireless marketplace, with the issuance of China’s 3G licenses and the efforts of the Chinese government to revitalize technology industries,” said Shi Zhihong, vice president, Andrew China. “With our vast experience in supporting 3G networks all over the world, we can offer our China customers the broadest solution portfolio and global experience at a lower total cost of ownership. As the wireless market continues to evolve, Andrew is well-positioned to help its customers succeed now and in the future.”

Throughout the rapid development of China’s telecommunication industry, demands for advanced technologies have routinely increased. To meet this demand, Andrew has continually grown its high-volume manufacturing operations in Suzhou and Shenzhen, and its research and product design activities in Shanghai, as well as other locations in China, to guarantee Chinese clients with world-class products, high quality and timely delivery.

Andrew was the only non-indigenous cable and antenna supplier approved by China Telecom for the first phase of its 3G CDMA wireless network and one of the few non-indigenous vendors approved for the new China Unicom’s 3G WCDMA network.

“The Andrew brand in China and around the globe is known for quality solutions, technological leadership and superior local service,” said Shi. “We are ready to continue earning that high reputation as China implements 3G.”

Andrew has long played a significant role in the Chinese market and recently provided solutions for numerous significant projects such as National Center for the Performing Arts, Ministry of Environmental Protection Building, Beijing-to-Tianjin and Shijiazhuang-to-Taiyuan high speed railways, Beijing Subway and Shanghai Metro. Andrew’s long history of providing advanced wireless infrastructure solutions in China began in the early 1970s and has led to its establishment of solid, long term cooperative relationships with the major Chinese operators and OEMs. The company’s local manufacturing and research and development facilities provide extensive in-country capabilities for product design and production, a key factor in development of world-class solutions and on-time deliveries to Chinese customers. Andrew has facilities in Suzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen.

HELIAX, RADIAX and Andrew are registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV) (www.commscope.com) is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Through its Andrew® brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise® brands, CommScope is a world leader in network infrastructure solutions, delivering a complete end-to-end physical layer solution, including cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network design services, for business enterprise applications. CommScope also is the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cable television networks and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally secure cabinets for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications networks in more than 130 countries around the world.

This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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News Media Contact:
Michelle Meng, Andrew (China)
+86 108 518 960 8 or michelle.meng@andrew.com
Bill Walter, CommScope
+1 708-236-6593 or publicrelations@andrew.com
Investor Contact:
Phil Armstrong, CommScope
+1 828-323-4848