Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and
products, has won a strategic multiyear contract from a Tier 1 operator
in the Middle East for a major geolocation system deployment.
The agreement, valued in excess of $10 million for the first phase of
deployment, calls for Andrew to install the first fully operational
uplink time difference of arrival (U-TDOA) system outside of North
America and the Caribbean. The Andrew Geometrix(R) U-TDOA system will
cover a network of thousands of cell sites, and initial shipments of
product already are underway.
"The choice of Andrew for the first installation of a U-TDOA system
outside of North America and the Caribbean confirms Andrew's leadership
and innovation in geolocation," said Terry Garner, group president,
Andrew Network Solutions. "Geometrix delivers unrivaled capabilities in
supporting the global mobile location requirements of operators anywhere
in the world."
U-TDOA is a network-based means of determining a mobile device's
position by comparing and calculating the difference in time required
for its signal to reach different base station transceiver sites. Andrew
Geometrix also supports the other handset-based and network-based
wireless location methods--assisted global positioning system (A-GPS) in
both mobile-based and mobile-assisted versions, Matrix, cell identity
(CID), and enhanced cell identity (E-CID) technologies--and includes the
secure user plane location (SUPL) standard. In addition, Andrew employs
hybrid location methods that combine features from the individual
Andrew Geometrix, which identifies locations of mobile devices, is the
world's most advanced mobile locating system. Operators and
third-parties worldwide count on Geometrix mobile location centers (MLC)
to offer location-based services for:
-- Consumers, such as navigation, motorist assistance, child tracking,
vehicle location, and shipment status
-- Enterprises, to enhance vehicle and service dispatch, follow fleet
movement, and track valuable assets
-- Public safety, to help locate callers for emergency service centers.
Andrew is the world's most trusted supplier of high-accuracy mobile
location systems. Andrew's Geometrix location systems have been
installed by more operators than any competing system and offer the
world's most advanced array of standards-compliant, fully-interoperable
locating options in a single carrier-grade system, including Serving
Mobile Location Centers (SMLC) and Gateway Mobile Location Centers
(GMLC). Since the first Geometrix systems entered service in 2001,
cellular network operators covering hundreds of millions of people have
installed Andrew Geometrix systems to provide accurate location of
mobile users for a wide range of advanced 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.
Geometrix is a registered trademark of Andrew Corporation.
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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
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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
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