Comsearch, an Andrew company, introduces AWS AuctionPlanner(TM), a data product that provides a valuable advantage to telecommunications operators bidding on Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) bands in the upcoming US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) spectrum auctions.

AuctionPlanner gives operators the critical information they need about incumbent systems, enabling them to develop an optimal bidding strategy prior to auction. Using AuctionPlanner, operators are able to identify the incumbent microwave systems in a given geographic area and the frequency blocks impacted the most. They can determine which systems will likely have to be relocated to prevent interference from AWS operation, along with the cost and impact of relocating them.

"The 1.7 GHz to 2.1 GHz auction will enable current wireless operators to augment their existing spectrum assets and expand wireless services to meet growing service requirements," said Chris Hardy, vice president and general manager for Comsearch. "This auction also presents an opportunity for a host of new entrants who may be looking for spectrum to deliver new and emerging wireless technology offerings. This spectrum sale presents a new platform for market diversification."

The basic AuctionPlanner package offers 1.7 GHz and 2.1 GHz incumbent identification and relocation assessment. It provides incumbent statistics operating in the 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2150 MHz bands for one or more blocks in a market. Spreadsheets contain key data including licensee counts and number of links per licensee; co-channel and adjacent channel counts of 2.1 GHz paths by service type; microwave path length; and more. Information such as microwave paths color-coded by band, radio astronomy observatories, and market boundaries is detailed on easy-to-use maps. Product add-ons enable operators to analyze preliminary spectrum sharing interference and identify broadband radio service incumbents.

Comsearch (, an Andrew 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 (, headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

AuctionPlanner is a trademark of Andrew Corporation.

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