Andrew Corp. has signed a WCDMA infrastructure patent license agreement with QUALCOMM Inc. Under the terms of the worldwide royalty-bearing agreement, QUALCOMM has granted Andrew a license to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA picocell and microcell base station systems.

The agreement provides for the use of certain QUALCOMM intellectual property in the Andrew OneBase™ Pico, a complete single-carrier picocell wireless base station serving small, coverage limited data hotspots for up to 80 channels, and the Andrew OneBase Micro, a further development of OneBase Pico that features single-carrier operation for larger areas. Both Andrew "BTS in a box" offerings are designed to complement an original equipment manufacturer's (OEM) existing base station transceiver product portfolio.

"This agreement supports our efforts to bring the benefits and value of our innovative OneBase portfolio to our global OEM customers," said Mickey Miller, group president, Base Station Subsystems, Andrew Corp.