Comsearch, an Andrew company, has introduced a spectrum sharing software product that will help current and future operators during and after bidding in the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction for advanced wireless services (AWS) radio spectrum.

iQ.clearXG(TM) is a spectrum sharing and interference analysis software tool for helping plan the rollout of new AWS in the 1.7 GHz and 2.1 GHz spectrum now shared by more than 6,000 incumbent microwave systems. iQ.clearXG offers fast and accurate analyses of incumbent interference both to and from AWS systems and recommends AWS operating frequencies that require the fewest incumbent relocations.

iQ.clearXG is part of Comsearch's AWS Solutions Portfolio, a set of tools and services that help 1.7 GHz and 2.1 GHz auction participants formulate sound spectrum bidding strategies, perform detailed spectrum sharing and relocation analyses, and develop plans to accelerate deployment and minimize interference to incumbents. Also available as part of this portfolio are: AuctionPlanner(TM), a data product containing essential bidding information; Sharing Analyses, detailed interference studies to facilitate deployment; Relocation Planning, engineering analysis and project planning services; and Field Support, comprehensive services that include site verification, system audit, and interference mitigation.

Comsearch will lead a panel discussion Thursday, April 6, at CTIA WIRELESS 2006 in Las Vegas to discuss the complex spectrum coexistence and relocation issues surrounding the June AWS auction. The session is open to all attendees from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Room N110 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"iQ.clearXG can save an AWS operator significant relocation expenses and streamline deployment by accurately predicting which incumbent systems can remain in operation without having to be relocated, as well as prioritizing those systems that must be moved," said Chris Hardy, vice president and general manager, Comsearch. "This tool helps to reduce the complexities of building networks and developing new 3G services in a shared spectrum environment."

Spectrum sharing between new AWS systems and incumbent fixed and mobile systems in the 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz bands will be critical to rapid deployments of new advanced wireless services. For the FCC's planned June auction, iQ.clearXG provides operators with benefits that include:

-- Calculating predicted interference levels with existing systems to enable spectrum sharing

-- Enabling users to modify AWS design parameters to avoid interference with existing systems. This enables AWS operators to prioritize site deployment to enable rollout of services prior to completing relocation of existing facilities

-- Facilitating FCC requirements to coordinate the technical parameters of the new AWS system with incumbent users of this spectrum

-- Identifying systems that need to be relocated and providing contact information of existing operators

iQ.clearXG was developed by Comsearch's team of experts in shared spectrum interference analysis to support those who plan, analyze, and design wireless systems. It is a proven solution, having been built upon Comsearch's iQ.clear(TM) platform that was used successfully by operators in the 1990s to plan new PCS networks.

Comsearch (http://www.comsearch.com), an Andrew Corporation company, has more than a quarter century of experience providing spectrum management and software and data solutions to the wireless markets. Solutions focus on key areas of spectrum management including strategic consultation, wireless engineering, frequency planning and administration, and monitoring and interference measurements. Its experienced engineers, software products, and information databases have addressed the specific challenges of network design and spectrum management for the evolving wireless industry.

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.

iQ.clear and iQ.clearXG are trademarks of Andrew Corporation.

Forward Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this news release are forward looking 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 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Us

Andrew Corporation
Rick Aspan (News Media), 708-236-6568
publicrelations@andrew.com
or
Scott Malchow (Investors), 708-236-6507