Optus, an Australian leader in integrated telecommunications, has
selected Andrew Wireless Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. subsidiary that
is a global leader in communications systems and products, to design,
install and commission an in-building wireless mobile communication
infrastructure system at its new head office in Macquarie Park, Sydney.
“With the new campus serving more than 6,000
Optus staff, it’s key for the facility to have
an effective and efficient wireless system for seamless communications,”
said Jon Wilkie, director of corporate services, Singtel Optus. “Andrew’s
products for in-building mobile coverage and capacity will provide our
people with highly reliable communications that enable them to
communicate, interact and work anywhere within the campus.”
The system uses the Andrew Intelligent Optical Network (ION™)
series, an industry-leading optical distribution system for carrying
radio signals loss-free over fiber optics. The ION-B system is designed
to include 75 dual band remote units to extend and enhance coverage
across a total building area of 84,000 square meters at the new campus.
The system has 14 UMTS sectors running high-speed downlink packet access
(HSDPA) and six GSM sectors to cover the wide and densely populated area
and address any multi-band, multi-carrier applications. The system is
also capable of transporting frequencies from 800 megahertz (MHz) to
2500 MHz regardless of protocol and modulation.
“Optus and Andrew have been working together
for many years. The relationship has taken a significant step forward
with the delivery of this in-building coverage and capacity system, one
of the largest systems of its kind in Australia,”
said Matt Melester, vice president, Wireless Innovations Business
Operations, Andrew. “Both companies have
worked closely to ensure that the solution will work for today’s
needs as well as into the future.”
The Andrew ION-B remote units, available in different power levels and
frequency combinations, are connected to a master unit collocated with
the base station up to three kilometers away. The remote units are
future proof due to their ability to transport radio frequencies
regardless of protocol and modulation. In addition, the automatic gain
control feature of ION-B reduces design, installation and optimization
Making its first footprint in Asia Pacific in 1967, Andrew now employs
more than 3,600 people in the region with sales offices in almost every
country in Asia Pacific.
ION is a trademark of CommScope, Inc.
CommScope, Inc. (NYSE:CTV)(www.commscope.com)
is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication
networks. Through its Andrew Wireless Solutions®
brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for
wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX®
and Uniprise®brands, CommScope is the global leader in structured cabling
systems for business enterprise applications. It is also the premier
manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cable television networks
and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally
secure cabinets for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research
and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary
technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers
with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications
networks in more than 130 countries around the world.
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
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