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Andrew Unveils OneBase Macroshelf

Launches new outsourcing option for OEMs based on open standards

March 14, 2005

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ORLAND PARK, Ill. -- Andrew Corporation has introduced OneBaseTM Macroshelf, an innovative approach to purchasing and deploying base station radio frequency (RF) systems that significantly lowers costs and improves network performance for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers.

OneBase Macroshelf is a combination of Andrew products and technology into a single, integrated base station transceiver system (BTS) RF solution that is based on open standards, rather than a custom design. OneBase Macroshelf is on display in Andrew’s booth at CTIA WIRELESS 2005 in New Orleans (Booth #2845, Hall C) from March 14-16.

This new approach enables OEMs to source the entire RF portion of a BTS cost-efficiently from a trusted provider—Andrew—rather than purchasing single elements from multiple vendors or doing the work in-house.

Customers now can leverage Andrew's design experience and greater economies of scale to deliver the industry's lowest cost solution for the entire RF shelf, according to Mickey Miller, group president, base station subsystems, Andrew Corporation.

“Andrew’s new solution for sourcing base stations is a huge benefit to our OEM customers,” said Miller. “OneBase Macroshelf enables OEMs to drive costs out of their base station architectures and refocus their valuable engineering resources to more intellectual property–centric software in order to build revenue-generating applications.”

In this model, OEMs retain full control of the BTS system specifications and therefore can choose how to position their products in terms of performance. The OneBase Macroshelf simply provides the RF portion of that system to meet the customer’s RF performance needs.

Andrew Corp.

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