Andrew Corporation has been selected by WildBlue Communications to expand the broadband satellite provider's network of gateway earth stations in North America.

Andrew will design and install two new Ka-band gateway earth stations at sites in Minnesota and Washington, and will add equipment to increase the capacity of WildBlue's existing network of gateway earth stations, which Andrew also developed and deployed, in the U.S. and Canada.

"We are proud to continue our support of WildBlue and its innovative, complex network requirements," said Jude Panetta, group president, Satellite Communications, Andrew Corporation. "WildBlue's network was one of the first Ka-band systems in the world and we feel our capabilities are unmatched in ensuring the high performance and quality it requires."

"Andrew's high level of support, and the excellent performance of our existing gateway network, made Andrew a natural choice for the second phase of this system," said Joe Ducey, director of Gateway Earth Stations, WildBlue. "We look forward to Andrew helping us expand our capacity in North America."

Andrew's Satellite Communications Group provides a complete line of antennas from 43 centimeters to 11.5 meters for all enterprise, government, and consumer satellite communication applications. Andrew-designed and -built products -- which cover C, Ku, K, X, and the emerging Ka band -- include type approved earth station antenna hubs and gateways for broadband and broadcast, VSAT broadband antennas for consumer and enterprise customers, DBS antennas for home satellite broadcast systems, and complete installation and testing services.

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 (, headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

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