Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and products, has expanded its services offerings designed to support wireless operators and fixed line telecommunications carriers with leading-edge repair and maintenance capabilities.

Andrew After-Market Services leverages the company’s expertise to maintain and support radio frequency equipment that is in service in US networks, helping operators and carriers minimize their capital investment in spare equipment and improve the overall reliability and quality of their networks.

The foundation for Andrew’s After-Market Services offerings is CellSite Industries (CSI), a leading provider of wireless transmission equipment repair, which Andrew acquired earlier this year. The CSI acquisition enabled Andrew to expand the various repair and maintenance services for which it previously used third party vendors. In addition, Andrew’s extensive market presence enables it to expand CSI’s services to a broader range of customers.

“We are proud to make available our support and maintenance centers to all telecommunications network operators,” said Mickey Miller, group president, Wireless Network Solutions, Andrew Corporation. “We now are offering a compelling combination of expertise, technology, speed, and pricing that is a huge benefit to all companies who need repair and maintenance of telecom equipment from a variety of manufacturers.”

Andrew After-Market Services features new capabilities such as the Multi-vendor Automated Test Equipment, which sets a new standard for customer support by offering localized diagnostic and repair capabilities. With its MATE technology, Andrew can identify and repair equipment failures while on the customer site, saving repair time, product shipping costs, and lowering spare inventory requirements. MATEs located at customer locations diagnose no-trouble failures and repair soft failures in radios, resulting in a high percentage of products being returned to the field immediately.

Andrew After-Market Services provides other tangible advantages to customers, including shortened lead-time on repairs. Andrew’s ability to repair in an average of three to five days can result in a significant reduction in spare inventory requirements.

“With expanded after-market service capabilities, Andrew is deepening its commitment to customers,” said Miller. “From the early stages of network planning and design, to product development and installation, and through testing, optimization, and services, Andrew supports the entire lifecycle of wireless networking to add greater value for our customers.”

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 Mid-Cap 400 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.

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