Andrew Takes 3G Underground

Andrew installs 3G wireless network in Hong Kong's mass transit railway under a two-year contract

November 30, 2004

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ORLAND PARK, Ill. -- Andrew Corporation will install the world's first third generation (3G) wireless network of its kind for use in a public transportation system under a two-year contract to upgrade the Hong Kong mass transit railway's underground communications network.

The distributed communications system that Andrew is installing into the MTR, Hong Kong's metro system, will enable passengers with mobile wireless devices to enjoy access to advanced multimedia and information services, such as gaming and real-time streaming video, in addition to traditional voice calling and text messaging services. This 3G ready network will be the first in a public transportation system based on the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) standard. The UMTS standard was developed to support 3G technology and is most commonly used in Europe and Asia.

"Andrew is proud of its role in helping the MTR become the first mass transit system to provide UMTS-based mobile communications services to its passengers," said Bob Hudzik, president, Wireless Innovations Group, Andrew Corporation. "MTR passengers can pass time by surfing the Internet or watching streaming video while business people can take part in video phone calls and receive high-volume emails. Passengers will benefit from Andrew's deep experience in working with transit systems around the world."

Andrew Corp.

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