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
"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 (www.andrew.com),
headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
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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
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