Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWAV), a global supplier of advanced solutions for wireless communications networks, today announced general availability of new low power (<29dBm), wideband Nexus™ FT dual (4229)- and 6-band (4629) repeaters for commercial frequencies in North America. These products are ideal for neutral host or multi-band operations because they support high-capacity multi-operator and multi-band operation.

Powerwave’s dual- and 6-band Nexus FT repeaters feature a modular and robust design that is easy to install. These powerful, cost-effective solutions enable North American operators to extend the capacity and reach wireless networks. In addition, they offer long-reach fiber optic distribution, enabling deployment up to 25km (15 miles) from an existing base station hotel, further optimizing the coverage and capacity of the existing wireless infrastructure. Due to its small size, rapid implementation and simple optimization procedures, the FT 4000 family provides an opportunity to implement a multiple band system quickly and easily.

“To date, operators have offered in-building coverage through macro networks. However, as data traffic increases and new services are implemented, requirements to maintain and improve quality of service are driving the deployment of in-building wireless coverage systems,” said Khurram P. Sheikh, chief technology officer, Powerwave. “These next-generation solutions are key to helping wireless operators overcome emerging challenges and differentiate their offerings.”

Powerwave’s family of Nexus FT repeaters was designed to minimize system complexity, operational costs, visual impact and upgrade costs. These advanced solutions provide high-quality coverage close to the mobile user to ensure 3G and 4G, and future capabilities can be fully realized in the coverage area. The 6-band unit covers Commercial 700, SMR800, CELL850, SMR900, PCS1900 and AWS 17/21, while the dual-band unit covers Commercial 700 and AWS 17/21 to provide MIMO capability with a single box and fiber addition to the network. Coupled with the integrated broadband fiber transport solution, Nexus FT repeaters provide seamless support for future technologies.

Using Powerwave’s repeaters, operators can implement new modulation schemes without impacting coverage footprint, which can reduce the costs associated with network upgrades. A maintenance-free passive cooling system eliminates scheduled maintenance and enables Powerwave’s Nexus FT-based solutions to deliver the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry.

Powerwave’s Nexus FT repeaters can be managed remotely through Powerwave’s Netway Vision, an SNMP-based platform that centrally monitors and manages critical network interconnected remote controlled devices. An option is also available that enables the Nexus FT to be managed via a third-party, SNMP-compliant NMS software package.

Nexus FT family units are available with a range of protection ratings, including IP32 (for indoor use), IP65/NEMA 4 and IP66/NEMA 4. The IP65 and IP66 rated units, are fully weather- and lightning-protected for pole, rooftop or tower-top deployments.

To speak with Powerwave about its Nexus FT repeaters at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 27 – March 1, please visit booth #8B109.

About Powerwave Technologies

A global leader in advanced wireless solutions, Powerwave Technologies, Inc. offers cutting edge wireless infrastructure to address the demands of enterprise and commercial customers. Powerwave offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, including Antennas, Base Station Solutions and Coverage Solutions. Powerwave’s product line supports all wireless network protocols and frequencies including Next Generation Networks in 4G technology such as WiMAX™ and LTE®. Powerwave solutions, products and services also help wireless operators and OEMs reduce capital and operating expenses, speed rollout of services, improve coverage and capacity, and reduce environmental impact. For more information, visit us at www.powerwave.com. Powerwave, Powerwave Technologies and the Powerwave logo are registered trademarks of Powerwave Technologies, Inc. LTE is a registered trademark of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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