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CommScope Supports CCCA’s Study Of Category 6 Copper Patch Cords

CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, commends and supports the recent study conducted by the Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) on electrical performance testing of Category 6 copper patch cords.

According to the study, the CCCA discovered an 85% failure rate in patch cords produced offshore by companies who are largely unknown in North America. A second, large sample set of Category 6 copper patch cords produced by multiple, well-recognized manufacturers, like CommScope, was also tested and showed 0% failure rate. None of the failing products was identified as using independent, third party testing laboratories to verify quality. Patch cord testing and verification programs are available from leading independent testing agencies and generally provide a level of quality assurance to buyers.

“CommScope always has stood behind its tremendous research and development teams with their efforts to design and manufacture quality copper patch cords that will serve our customers for years to come” said Mike Werner, director of product management, CommScope. “CommScope is proud to provide high performance copper network infrastructure solutions for next-generation enterprise networks. We proudly support the CCCA and the results of its study.”

From the SYSTIMAX® GigaSPEED® X10D and Uniprise® Ultra 10 solutions that fully comply with the ratified IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T standard to the SYSTIMAX® GigaSPEED® XL and Uniprise® Ultra Media solutions that exceed Category 6/Class E standard, CommScope has the next-generation cabling solutions to meet customers’ mission-critical network and business requirements.

CCCA’s patch cord testing program follows the communications cable testing program conducted in 2008 and 2009, which uncovered a serious fire safety hazard with non-compliant copper data communications cable imported into North America.

About CommScope

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV; www.commscope.com) provides essential infrastructure that makes communication possible. We empower people to connect and communicate seamlessly where, when, and how they choose. Our solutions and services for wired and wireless networks enable high-bandwidth data, video, and voice applications everywhere—at home, at work, and on the go. Through every wave of technology, CommScope helps the world connect and evolve. Backed by numerous respected brands such as Andrew®, SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®, CommScope supports customers in more than 100 countries around the world through its focus on integrity, ethics, quality and technical innovation.

About CCCA

CCCA, a non-profit corporation formed in 2007, has a mission to serve as the major resource for well researched, fact-based information on the technologies and products of structured cabling media to support current and future needs of the networking, IT and communications industries. CCCA also is proactive at codes and standards bodies and other trade, industry and governmental organizations in communicating and influencing policy and decisions affecting the quality, performance and societal needs of the structured cabling infrastructure. CCCA member companies: ADC; Accu-Tech; AlphaGary; Anixter; Belden; Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company; Cable Components Group; CommScope; Daikin America; DuPont; 3M Dyneon; General Cable; Optical Cable Corporation (OCC); OFS, a Furukawa Company; PolyOne; Sentinel Connector Systems; Solvay Solexis; Superior Essex; Tyco Electronics.

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 subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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