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Andrew Corporation Joins WiMAX Forum.

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ORLAND PARK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 2003

broadband wireless system vendors group to accelerate standards in

broadband wireless market, shaping the future of broadband access

Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) announced its membership in the WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) Forum(TM) ( WiMAX is an industry group of leading broadband wireless system vendors whose objective is to accelerate the marketplace introduction of wireless broadband equipment that adheres to the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.16 technical standard.

Andrew Corporation offers a range of solutions for broadband applications, such as wireless high-speed Internet, T1 (Trunk Level 1) replacement, and Wireless LANs (Local Area Networks). "Defining international technical standards and adhering to them will enable the broadband wireless market to reach its full potential," said Michael Horan, Product Line Manager, Andrew Corporation. "We provide antennas, transmission lines and accessories for Wireless Internet Service Providers, as well as for backhaul, in-building and mobile applications. Working with the major players in these industry sectors is enhancing our understanding of and commitment to delivering solutions within technical standards that help our customers shape the future of broadband access. That's why the WiMAX Forum is important to us."

"It's essential to have the entire broadband wireless access ecosystem represented in WiMAX," said Margaret La Brecque, President of WiMAX. "We're excited to have a leading supplier like Andrew Corporation join WiMAX because they provide critical pieces of the puzzle for delivering WiMAX-Certified(TM) solutions."

About WiMAX

The WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) Forum is an industry-led, non profit corporation formed to help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. WiMax's goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX-certified products will be fully interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Nomadic and Portable Applications.

As well as Andrew Corporation, WiMAX's members include other wireless leaders and innovators such as Airspan Networks, Alvarion, Aperto Networks, Atheros, China Motion Technologies, Compliance Certification Services, Ensemble Communications, Fujitsu, Intel, LCC International, News IQ, OFDM Forum, Nokia, Powerwave Technologies, Proxim, Redline Communications, RF Integration, RF Magic, SiWave, SiWorks, SR Telecom, Stratex Networks, TowerStream, TurboConcept, Wavesat Wireless, Winova Wireless, and WI-LAN.

For further information about Andrew Corporation's data communications solutions for broadband, call the Andrew Customer Support Center at 1-800-255-1479 and request bulletin 10749. This bulletin is also available from

WiMAX, WiMAX Forum and WiMAX-Certified are marks of the WiMAX Forum.
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