Andrew, the CommScope,
Inc., division that is a global leader in communications products and
systems, has been named by China
Telecom as an approved vendor for its CDMA wireless network.
is providing base
station antennas and HELIAX®
cable and accessories for a portion of the approximately 15,000 China
Telecom CDMA network sites under construction through the remainder of
this year. Of the various vendors chosen, Andrew is the only
foreign-based company selected to provide cable products and antennas.
Andrew’s reputation as a reliable and
experienced vendor in China was instrumental in the first centralized
bidding by China Telecom since its restructuring and recent acquisition
of the wireless business of China Unicom, according to Ben
Cardwell, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific, Andrew.
“It is an honor to be selected as a supplier
to China Telecom and to continue the support we have provided to its
CDMA network since its construction by China Unicom in 2002,”
Cardwell said. “Andrew is proud of its
long-standing relationships in China and to have met the requirements of
China Telecom for its network construction. We are especially proud of
the trusted reputation earned by our products and people for the high
level of quality, dependability and support shown during the remarkable
winter storms in southern China earlier this year.”
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 products and on-time deliveries
to Chinese customers.
Following the recent telecommunications industry restructuring, China
Telecom is one of China’s three major
operators and the world’s largest wireline
telecommunications and broadband services company, providing telecom and
information services in 21 provinces, municipalities and autonomous
regions in China, with approximately 210 million fixed-line,
approximately 40 million wireless and approximately 43 million broadband
subscribers. China Telecom commenced the completion of the CDMA wireless
business acquisition and launched its mobile services operation on
October 1, 2008.
HELIAX is a registered trademark of CommScope, Inc.
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®
brands, CommScope is the global leader in structured cabling systems for
business enterprise applications. It is also 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.