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, its key for the facility to have an effective and efficient wireless system for seamless communications, said Jon Wilkie, director of corporate services, Singtel Optus. Andrews 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 todays 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 time.

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.

About CommScope

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.

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