CommScope A Two-Time Winner for Outstanding 4G Solutions for Wireless Backhaul

November 18, 2010 HICKORY, N.C.

Two CommScope businesses—Andrew Solutions and Comsearch—have been named winners of the second annual Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award presented by 4GWE, the website of Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), a global, integrated media company, and Crossfire Media.

Winners of the Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award were chosen based on their successful demonstration of commitment to innovation toward the 4G wireless evolution, said Carl Ford, co-founder and community developer, Crossfire Media.

“Andrew and Comsearch deserve acknowledgment for their achievements in advancing 4G and providing solutions in the marketplace,” Ford said. “Their antenna products and network planning tools have been proven successes in helping customers solve wireless backhaul challenges.”

“The nominated products from Andrew and Comsearch have proven their superiority and certainly impressed our panel of judges,” said Rich Tehrani, chief executive officer, TMC. “It is an honor to grant this award to these CommScope businesses, and we certainly look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future.”

Andrew Solutions was cited for its one-meter ValuLine Vision microwave backhaul antenna, a microwave backhaul solution introduced in late 2009 that offers high performance in a smaller antenna size. The one-meter Andrew ValuLine Vision™ microwave backhaul antenna, with its robust electrical design, enables radiation pattern performance and gain levels that are similar to a 1.2 meter antenna and compliant to the highest regulatory standards.

Comsearch was chosen for its iQ.linkXG Version 9.1 next generation microwave planning tool, which was released in 2010 and offers comprehensive support for adaptive modulation radios. This new functionality was developed with cooperation between Comsearch engineers, major wireless operators and radio equipment vendors, resulting in a very flexible implementation that can be used to accurately design reliable, high-capacity microwave backhaul links. Adaptive modulation radios are able to automatically adjust the capacity and modulation according to the quality and performance of the radio channel. This offers operators the ability to achieve maximum throughput during clear sky conditions, while maintaining a robust, high-priority voice channel during periods of fading. Comsearch’s flagship iQ·link® product has been building its microwave fixed-network design resume since 1990 and has been responsible for the deployment of over a quarter million links worldwide. iQ.linkXG helps network engineers easily deploy microwave links by analyzing, designing, optimizing and maintaining a comprehensive database of their network.

“We are proud to be recognized twice by 4GWE for our new innovative solutions in helping operators with addressing microwave backhaul requirements,” said Ted Hally, chief commercial officer, CommScope. “Throughout our company in every part of the world, we are focused on helping our customers evolve their networks efficiently and cost-effectively.”

The 2010 Wireless Backhaul Distinction Awards winners are published in the November 4GWE e-newsletter and on the 4GWE Web site. For more information, please visit

About CommScope

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV; provides essential infrastructure that makes communication possible. We empower people to connect and communicate seamlessly where, when, and how they choose. Our solutions and services for wired and wireless networks enable high-bandwidth data, video, and voice applications everywhere—at home, at work, and on the go. Through every wave of technology, CommScope helps the world connect and evolve. Backed by numerous respected brands such as Andrew®, SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®, CommScope supports customers in more than 100 countries around the world through its focus on integrity, ethics, quality and technical innovation.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by nearly two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide. ranks TMCnet traffic under 1,700 in the U.S. and India and under 4,000 in the Philippines, Canada and Ireland. TMCnet traffic ranks just over 4,000 in overall global traffic, according to

In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO; 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). TMC serves other communications market segments with the Cloud Communications Summit (in conjunction with Light and Electric); CVx ChannelVision Expo (in conjunction with Beka Publishing); VIPeering Voice Interconnect and Peering Conference (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); SocialCRM Expo; Business Video Expo (in conjunction with Interactive Media Strategies); StartupCamp; and SIP Tutorial. TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: InfoTech Spotlight, 4GWE, M2M,, Smart Products Ecosystem,,, Satellite Spotlight,,, and

About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media services also include providing insight to technology companies and associations to assist in the development of business and technical strategy as well as the development and implementation of effective communications and marketing strategy. To implement communications and marketing strategies, Crossfire Media utilizes a variety of physical and virtual experiences including web, publications, face to face events, and webinars.

Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

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