HICKORY, NC, February 15, 2010
As wireless operators upgrade their microwave backhaul networks to keep up with increasing demands for capacity, Comsearch, a CommScope company, has launched a new suite of support services aimed at reducing operators’ capital and operating expenditures and speeding network deployment.
Comsearch’s iQ·link® Services suite includes four offerings that provide network engineering analysis as well as software database and system maintenance to enable network planners to roll out high capacity backhaul networks quickly and efficiently. These services allow network planners to focus on their core expertise by off-loading other time-consuming tasks.
“The operator’s need for increased transport capacity has driven the demand for microwave backhaul to new levels,” said Chris Hardy, vice president and general manager, Comsearch. “The need for additional resources to meet this demand has also increased, and Comsearch has found that outsourcing many labor-intensive activities is proving very popular in the industry.”
Comsearch is uniquely qualified to support network planners around the globe. The company has been a leader in microwave network planning and design for over 30 years and created the iQ·link microwave planning software tool, which has been responsible for the design of over 250,000 links worldwide.
The iQ·link Services suite includes the following four options, offered on a 12-month or other fixed-term contract, which can be utilized individually or in combination:
- Network Upgrade Analysis – Operators considering a capacity upgrade of their backhaul network can use this service to quickly determine the impact on spectrum requirements, equipment upgrades, and more.
- Equipment and Network Audit – Wireless network designers can utilize this service to increase planning efficiency and eliminate costly mistakes related to the use of outdated or incorrect equipment specifications and network data. Following the audit, Comsearch engineers evaluate the impact on entire network interference, spectrum usage, and more.
- Database Maintenance – All iQ·link users can now tap Comsearch engineers to manage tedious and time-consuming tasks such as importing radio and antenna data , verifying specifications with the manufacturers, checking network integrity, creating custom reports, managing bulk parameter changes, and more.
- Server Maintenance – All iQ·link users can now completely off-load a variety of essential tasks in managing the computer hardware such as installing iQ·link upgrades, applying operating system and security patches, managing critical data backups, making hardware upgrades, and more.
iQ·link is a registered trademark of CommScope, Inc.
CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV – www.commscope.com) is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Through its Andrew Solutions™ brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise® brands, CommScope is a world leader in network infrastructure solutions, delivering a complete end-to-end physical layer solution, including cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network design services, for business enterprise applications. CommScope also is the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cabletelevision networks and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally secure cabinets for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications networks in more than 130 countries around the world.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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