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WIND Mobile is one of the first Canadian wireless providers to provide enhanced 911 services

Andrew Solutions to provide WIND Mobile with next generation E911 technology

Toronto, ONWIND Mobile announced today it has selected Andrew Solutions, the CommScope division that is a global leader in wireless communications systems and products, to provide its advanced network with enhanced wireless E911 services that will allow Canadian emergency services to more accurately locate a caller’s position.

“We are committed to creating the best wireless experience for Canadians which also includes ensuring their safety in times of emergency,” said Ken Campbell, CEO of WIND. “Enhanced 911 technology helps ensure that emergency responders are better able to locate the position of a caller. That way, even if the caller is unable to speak or unsure of where they are, they can rest assured that help will be on its way.”

There are many ways for wireless operators to locate callers during times more

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Vodacom Taps Andrew for Wireless Coverage in South African World Cup Stadiums

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HICKORY, NC, August 25, 2009—Whenever the world’s top athletes come together in international competition, it is reasonable to assume that Andrew Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in wireless communication systems and products, is supporting wireless communications there, as it will be for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Andrew, through its South African affiliate company, Systems Designs (Pty) Ltd, has been chosen by Vodacom, South Africa’s largest cellular operator, to furnish its indoor wireless coverage and capacity solution, the ION™ (Intelligent Optical Network) fiber distributed antenna system, in five of the 10 South African stadiums to be used for the 2010 World Cup.

Other similar Andrew projects that have supported wireless communications at major sporting events include, for example, the 2008 European Football Championship in Switzerland, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, more

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