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 locating technologies.

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 (, 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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