the CommScope, Inc., division that is a global leader in communications
systems and products, has won a major contract to upgrade the existing
communications infrastructure on one of Singapore’s
Mass Rapid Transit rail lines to support a third generation wireless
network—the first 3G service for an
underground radio network in Singapore.
As part of this project, Andrew will work with IntraWave,
the infrastructure service provider for commercial wireless services on
East Line of Singapore’s MRT rail network.
The existing communications infrastructure, which Andrew designed and
was activated in 2002, supports only second generation, or 2G, mobile
devices. This upgrade is designed to provide North East Line commuters
with better overall wireless coverage and reception, as well as greater
bandwidth and download speeds when using 3G mobile devices. This is
intended to enable commuters to make full use of mobile applications
such as video calls, video and music downloads and Internet services.
“This project elevates wireless coverage on
Singapore’s underground mass transit system to
the next level,” said Matt Melester, vice
president and general manager, Wireless Innovations, Andrew. “It
is designed to enable commuters to reap the full benefits of 3G
technology while on the move—something that
will be welcomed by the many Singapore residents here who are tech-savvy
consumers and early adopters of technology.”
The infrastructure upgrade will support the various 3G applications and
services offered by the three local Singapore operators—SingTel
Mobile, StarHub Mobile and MobileOne Network.
“Andrew was a perfect choice for this project
because of its legacy in wireless technologies, strong track record and
competency to provide excellent solutions that will spearhead our
efforts on this project,” said Veni P.K.,
general manager, IntraWave.
Superior underground coverage
Andrew will provide a complete end–to-end
service for IntraWave, from designing and manufacturing the required
system components, through to on-site installation. Andrew will deploy
fiber distributed antenna system in the underground, with remote units
installed at each of the line’s 16 stations
connecting into the ION system for 2G and 3G coverage throughout.
Andrew also will install the Andrew Integrated Management and Operating
a software-based solution for fault, configuration and inventory
management for distributed antenna systems, enabling operators to detect
and track any problems in their network.
The installation, commissioning and testing period has begun and is
expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Andrew’s Intelligent Optical Network (ION)
system is part of the company’s comprehensive
coverage and capacity product portfolio, which includes Node
radiating coaxial cable, in-building antennas, supporting passive
devices, and worldwide support teams for network design, installation
and testing. The company has more than 15 years of experience in
designing, installing and managing large and complex radio frequency
distribution systems for metropolitan railways, building owners, and
public mobile radio and telephone operators throughout the world. Major
projects have included the 2006
World Cup stadiums; major venues used during the 2000 Sydney Olympic
Games; the tallest building in the world—Building
101 in Taipei, Taiwan; metro
rails in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Montreal; the Dallas-Ft.
Worth International Airport; and Germany’s
Inter-City Express high speed rail.
RADIAX is a registered trademark and ION is a trademark of CommScope,
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®
brands, CommScope is the global leader in structured cabling systems for
business enterprise applications. It is also 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.
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.