Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and
products, has been chosen by Cingular Wireless to provide network
testing equipment for a nationwide network quality benchmarking program.
Under the agreement, Andrew will install its Invex3G(R) wireless network
drive test system in specially-equipped Cingular vehicles for collecting
network data in wireless markets across the U.S. The data collected by
Invex3G during drive testing will help Cingular quickly identify and
remedy competitive network quality and coverage issues that may impact
Cingular recently announced its technicians, along with other third
parties, will drive test its network nearly 30 million miles--and invest
more than $6 billion--in the next year to improve network coverage and
quality. This is part of the company's continuing focus on providing
customers with the best wireless experience possible. The company
selected Andrew's Invex3G competitive bench marker as its measurement
solution after extensive field trials.
"Andrew's Invex3G system will enable technicians to gather the data
required to fine tune our network," said Mike Pietropola, vice president
of network operations, Cingular Wireless. "The network is the foundation
of our business. We need the best tools available for testing network
quality and coverage in order to give our customers the best wireless
experience in the country."
"We are proud to expand our relationship with Cingular by supporting
this important network quality project," said Terry Garner, group
president, Network Solutions, Andrew Corporation. "Invex3G works wonders
in helping operators identify opportunities to enhance network
performance and subscriber satisfaction. Every mile driven with Invex3G
is another step closer to the highest level of customer satisfaction."
Invex3G enables wireless network operators to view their services from
the subscribers' perspective. Invex3G provides critical
quality-of-service measurements including mean opinion scores, data
throughput, and call details. Invex3G provides the objective means for
network operators to assess and improve service levels and utilization
of key resources.
Invex3G supports all major mobile wireless technologies and
simultaneously can scan multiple radio frequency carriers for
multi-technology testing. Pairing drive test high-speed data-collection
hardware with an easy to use, flexible PC graphical user interface and
display, Invex3G provides a complete measurement solution for wireless
network planning, maintenance, optimization and benchmarking. Invex3G is
part of Andrew Network Solutions Group's industry-leading software suite
of mobile network design and optimization tools and 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
original equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew
headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
Invex3G is a registered trademark of Andrew Corporation.
Forward Looking Statements
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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
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