Building upon the market success of its two most significant recent
cable product introductions, Andrew Corporation is streamlining its
long-running and market-leading HELIAX®
product portfolio by discontinuing most of its LDF series cable and
featuring alternative products that offer higher value for customers.
Separately, Andrew is implementing a 4.3 percent average price increase
for HELIAX cable in response to market conditions, particularly the
continued increases and volatility in raw material costs. The new
pricing, which will be effective October 1, is detailed at www.andrew.com/catalog38/price_list.aspx.
With the revisions to its cable product offerings, equivalently sized
HELIAX Andrew Virtual Air™ (AVA™)
and HELIAX AL aluminum series cables will serve as direct replacements
for the LDF5 and LDF7 series coaxial cables after regular production
ends on December 31.
“While the LDF series cable has been the clear
number one choice in the wireless industry for more than three decades,
technology improvements over the past three years have enabled Andrew to
introduce a new platform for copper and aluminum cables that performs
better than LDF,” said Mike Guerin, vice
president, Antenna and Cable Products, Andrew Corporation. “With
the successes of our new aluminum cable product and our AVA series
copper cable, Andrew customers now can choose from two types of cables
that provide even greater technological benefits than they enjoyed with
LDF5 and LDF7.”
HELIAX AVA series cables are the lowest attenuation copper coaxial
cables in the industry. Compared to Andrew LDF series cables, AVA offers
better performance in radio frequency applications, with up to 10
percent lower attenuation in a lighter weight, easier to install cable.
AVA cable is ideal for customers seeking to increase cell site
performance versus other cable choices.
HELIAX AL series aluminum cables enable construction of wireless base
stations with the standard electrical performance of an LDF series
cable, but in a lighter, more flexible cable. AL series is designed for
customers seeking a high performing, lighter-weight cable with reduced
“Building off the long-standing tradition of
quality and excellence that Andrew has delivered to the communications
industry for decades with its HELIAX coaxial cable products, the AVA and
AL series cables are establishing new performance standards for the
latest generation of wireless networks,”
HELIAX AVA and AL series cables are manufactured and stocked worldwide.
With the exception of LDF5 and LDF7 series cables, all other cable sizes
in the LDF family will remain in production and available from Andrew.
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 MidCap 400 company founded
HELIAX is a registered trademark of Andrew Corporation.Andrew
Virtual Air and AVA are trademarks of Andrew Corporation.
Some of the statements in this news release are forward-looking
statements and we caution our stockholders and others that these
statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Factors that may
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
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.