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Andrew and Arqiva Expand UK Wireless Coverage
Under a three year agreement, Andrew Corp., a global leader in communications systems and products, will provide a variety of wireless products and services to support Arqiva’s deployment of its CityCell neutral-host network coverage system in up to 40 city locations across the UK.
Arqiva, a UK-based infrastructure provider for the broadcast, media and mobile communications industries, is 2G, 3G and WiFi systems, which improve wireless coverage and capacity as a neutral host to UK operators.
The CityCell will be installed on property owned by private enterprises and local governments, and then made available for connection to the UK wireless operators’ networks for use by their customers in areas that require enhanced network coverage.
Andrew will provide to Arqiva its ION™-M distributed antenna system, a robust high power-density distributed antenna system developed for both indoor and outdoor environments.
The company will also supply the Andrew Integrated Management and Operating System (AIMOS), which will be used to manage the networks. The company also may provide base station antennas, HELIAX® cable products, and system design and professional training services as part of a comprehensive product offering.
Andrea Casini, vice president of sales, Europe, Middle East, North Africa region, Andrew Corp., commented, “We are proud to contribute our expertise and highly-regarded product offerings to this important endeavor. Andrew has had prominent roles in providing coverage and capacity solutions at some of the world’s most visible and highly-trafficked locations. Our experience and capabilities will benefit Arqiva, the UK operators and their customers.”