Andrew Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in wireless communication systems and products, will provide a coverage and capacity system for essential wireless communications in the Shanxi Province section of the forthcoming Taiyuan-Zhongwei-Yinchuan high speed railway in China. The massive Taiyuan-Zhongwei-Yinchuan railway will run over 900 kilometers long upon completion and includes the Luliangshan Tunnel of over 20 kilometers. Andrew will supply RADIAX® radiating cable and accessories for distributing wireless signals within the tunnel and along the railway in Shanxi Province. Andrew has supplied wireless coverage and capacity equipment for numerous high speed railways and subways before in China, including the Beijing-Tianjin and Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan high speed railways and the Beijing Metro in advance of the 2008 Summer Olympics. “Andrew has a long resume of supporting network coverage and capacity systems whether they are in high speed railways and subways or the world’s largest stadiums, airports, and office buildings,” said Chinnee Tong, vice president of sales, Andrew China. “Our RADIAX radiating cable products, digital repeaters, and other in-building solutions have been implemented in wireless communication systems all over the world.” Andrew’s coverage and capacity system for the Taiyuan-Zhongwei-Yinchuan railway will support essential communications in the public network, supporting railway operations and emergency responders. Andrew manufactures RADIAX cable and accessories in its Suzhou plant, a testament to Andrew’s local presence in the Chinese marketplace. “Andrew is proud that our expertise continues to be recognized and called upon by Chinese rail authorities for supporting important staff and passenger wireless communications,” said Matt Melester, senior vice president, Wireless Innovations, Andrew. “High speed railway projects are challenging because the accelerated velocity, metalized windows and fluctuating signal levels complicate handoffs and connectivity.” The Taiyuan-Zhongwei-Yinchuan railway is expected to support commodity export activity in western China in addition to passenger transportation and strengthen the economic connection between East and West China. Regional cities such as Yinchuan and Yulin along the railway should benefit from the new trade route. Freight transportation is forecasted to reach over 45 million tons along this rail line by 2015.
Andrew is a leading provider for coverage and capacity system solutions including ION™ distributed antennas systems, Node series repeaters, RADIAX leaky cables, indoor antennas and passive components. Andrew has nearly 30 years of experience in providing, installing and managing complex radio signal distribution systems for railway tracks, large-scale buildings, radio operators and telephone operators around the world.RADIAX is a registered trademark and ION is a trademark of CommScope, Inc. 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. 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.