CommScope Announces Fourth Quarter 2001 Earnings Release Dates and Conference Call Details

January 17, 2002 HICKORY, N.C.

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV) intends to release preliminary results for its fourth quarter ending December 31, 2001 after the market closes on Wednesday, February 6, 2002. These preliminary results will not include anticipated losses of OFS BrightWave, LLC, an optical fiber and fiber cable venture between CommScope and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd of Japan (Tokyo: 5801). CommScope acquired an 18.4% ownership interest in OFS BrightWave, LLC, during the fourth quarter of 2001 and will report its results using the equity method of accounting.

CommScope expects to release complete fourth-quarter and full-year 2001 financial results in March, after OFS BrightWave, LLC, concludes its financial review and external audit.

CommScope will host a conference call to review preliminary fourth quarter 2001 results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 6, 2002. You are invited to listen to the conference call or live webcast with Frank Drendel, Chairman and CEO, Brian Garrett, President and COO, and Jearld Leonhardt, Executive Vice President and CFO.

To participate in the conference call, domestic and international callers should dial 212-896-6066. Please plan to dial in 10-15 minutes before the start of the call to facilitate a timely connection. The live, listen-only audio of the conference call will also be available via the Internet at:

If you are unable to participate on the call and would like to hear a replay, you may dial 800-633-8284. International callers should dial 858-812-6440 for the replay. The replay ID is 20253126. The replay will be available through Friday, February 8th. A webcast replay will also be archived for a limited period of time following the conference call via the Internet on CommScope's web site (

CommScope is the world's largest manufacturer of broadband coaxial cable for Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) applications and a leading supplier of high- performance fiber optic and twisted pair cables for LAN, wireless and other communications applications.

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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.

Phil Armstrong
Investor Relations
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Betsy Lambert, APR
Media Relations
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