Global communications enabler Nokia Siemens Networks’ vision of five billion people connected by 2015 involves smart connectivity, an innovative concept that will provide powerful solutions for heterogeneous networks(a).

To deliver on this vision, Nokia Siemens Networks has appointed Andrew, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in communications products and systems, to supply its aluminum radio frequency (RF) transmission line cable in India.

The deployment of Andrew’s HELIAX® FXL aluminum cable and related products is part of Nokia Siemens Networks’ focus on innovation, in support of a significant wireless network expansion in the Indian market. As a long-time established supplier of Nokia Siemens Networks in India and around the world, Andrew was chosen in part for its site-kitting(b) capabilities and its ability to ship directly from its Goa manufacturing facility.

“We are actively seeking innovative ways to help our customers increase network efficiency and improve operational costs,” Michael Kuehner, Head of India sub-region, Nokia Siemens Networks, said. “We chose HELIAX FXL aluminum cables for this project for its ability to achieve these benefits, and Andrew because of its legacy and track record in cable solutions.”

HELIAX FXL aluminum cables are easy to install, given their flexible properties that allow for greater bending and minimize tower loading. Compared to competitors’ copper cable, HELIAX FXL delivers lower attenuation, higher crush strength and reduced weight. It is environmentally friendly and ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant—making it more efficient to recycle—and offers a more stable raw material cost.

Furthermore, the patented micro-cell dielectric technology and triple-bonded construction of HELIAX FXL cables reduces the possibility of water ingress, which is believed to be the single biggest reason for cable failure and interruption of site service. These innovations all add up to lower life cycle costs for operators, while ensuring that network performance is at optimum levels.

“We are proud of our ongoing relationship with Nokia Siemens Networks as its trusted provider of various radio frequency products and solutions,” said Ben Cardwell, vice president, Asia Pacific, Andrew. “This agreement also represents another proof point in the use of aluminum RF transmission line cabling in wireless networks.”

HELIAX FXL is part of the new HELIAX 2.0 family of wireless transmission line systems from Andrew, the only company to provide a complete line of aluminum cable sizes for wireless networks. HELIAX FXL’s lightweight aluminum outer conductor—a first for wireless transmission line cable—is made to exacting specifications that provide the conformability and flexibility necessary for demanding installations without sacrificing electrical, mechanical or environmental performance. HELIAX FXL has a smoothwall design that enhances proper first-time connectorization. The smoothwall design has a triple-bonded architecture with a closed microcell foam dielectric that is nearly watertight once the EZfit® connectors are properly installed.

(a) A heterogeneous network refers to a wireless network using different access technologies.

(b) Site kitting means different parts of the RF sub-systems like cables, connectors, base stations etc. are consolidated and shipped as a single batch to the actual cell site. In some cases, the parts are first fitted together and shipped to the site, which reduces the installation time at the actual site.

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.

About CommScope

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE:CTV)( 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.

HELIAX and EZfit are registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc.

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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