Wirelessly sending emails and browsing the Internet just got easier for air travelers in Istanbul’s new Sabiha Gokcen Airport as Andrew Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in wireless communication systems and products, teamed up with Turkey’s three mobile operators to ensure reliable wireless signals reach 2G and 3G subscribers throughout the airport.

The three operators—AVEA, Turkcell and Vodafone—led the project, Andrew supplied its ION™-M optical distributed antenna system (DAS), and Mikom Microwave, Andrew’s business partner in Turkey, assisted with system design and commissioning. Andrew’s ION-M is a multi-operator coverage and capacity solution, supporting the operators’ 2G and 3G subscribers in the airport. ION-M transmits wireless signals across both fiber optic and coaxial cables to remote antennas from a master unit. The result is clear wireless coverage for travelers and employees throughout the Sabiha Gokcen Airport campus.

“Andrew’s DAS solution is the first Turkish installation to support three frequency bands and three wireless operators with one dynamic system,” said Andrea Casini, Andrew’s vice president of sales and marketing, Europe, Middle East, North Africa. “We are pleased to bring the coverage and capacity solution deployed in airports, subway systems, sports stadiums, and other large structures around the globe to Turkey’s new airport.”

Andrew’s ION-M system supports both GSM and UMTS frequency bands in the Sabiha Gokcen Airport, and plans are underway to install a similar wireless coverage solution in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, as well. Because the ION-M supports multiple operators with one network infrastructure, installation time and aesthetic impact inside the airport are limited

“Andrew’s ION system was chosen by the mobile operators because its superior performance for providing multi-operator, multi-band mobile indoor networks has been proven in many demanding projects in the field,” said Engin Arikan, chief executive officer of Mikom. “Andrew’s extensive experience with such projects also made the entire process run smoothly.”

ION is a trademark 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 Solutions™ 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 100 countries around the world.

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