Austrian mobile operator tele.ring has licensed Andrew Corporation's Optum(TM) automated cell planning tool to provide its rapidly increasing subscriber base the best possible cellular services in both its GSM and UMTS networks across Austria.

In competitive trials, tele.ring determined that Optum was consistently the best performer as a software tool for wireless network planning and design. Optum automatically finds the optimal radio network configuration for an operator--the right mix of power levels, antenna type, direction, and tilt producing the best combination of coverage, capacity, and quality for minimum cost.

"Tele.ring customers expect the best value and Andrew Corporation is an innovative company whose powerful products help us to deliver that value," said Georg Podebradsky, manager of radio network planning and optimization at tele.ring. "The Optum product's results are impressive. Optum has improved our network coverage and our quality metrics. Its technology is clearly ahead of the competition. We are very pleased that a single supplier such as Andrew can provide for both our 2G and 3G network needs."

Optum maximizes the trade off between network performance and cost. For example, tele.ring can incorporate constraints at both site or sector levels and find the optimal network configuration while considering a mix of services and quality metrics. In trials, tele.ring proved Optum's ability to quickly generate significant improvements even over manually well optimized GSM (global system for mobile communications) and UMTS (universal mobile telecommunications system) networks.

"Optum's performance at tele.ring proves its superior technology," said Martin Coates, vice president of Andrew Network Solutions EMEA. "Tele.ring's use of Optum builds on its investment in Andrew's market-leading radio network planning tool, Odyssey(TM), to produce outstanding value for the money. The tight integration between the two products means that Optum can be used straight out of the box to significantly improve tele.ring's planning results."

Andrew Network Solutions, one of Andrew's five product groups, supports the entire wireless network lifecycle with wireless network design, optimization, management, and location solutions for customers. Optum is an automated cell planning tool that can be used in conjunction with the Odyssey radio planning tool to provide comprehensive cell and network design data to enable radio planners to select the optimum locations for cell sites. Optum examines the prediction files produced by Odyssey and generates a set of scenarios of cell configurations against a set of design criterion based on network cost, time to deploy, traffic, and other factors.

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 original equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (, headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

Optum and Odyssey are trademarks of Andrew Corporation.

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