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Airvana

October 29, 2015 08:30 ET

Gartner Names CommScope's Airvana a Visionary in Small Cell Equipment in 2015

Company's Innovative Solutions Allow Mobile Operators to Deliver Superior 4G Services

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwired - October 29, 2015) - Airvana, a leader in small cell solutions and now part of CommScope, has been positioned as a Visionary in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for Small Cell Equipment for the second consecutive year. The award-winning OneCell® Cloud RAN small cell system and the company's other solutions for indoor wireless challenges were evaluated based on completeness of vision, and on the ability to execute against that vision.

"Increasing numbers of smartphones, tablets and similar devices, together with the proliferation of video consumption and the transition from 3G to Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks and services, are contributing to high growth in data traffic," the Gartner report states. "A common short-term approach to coping with this growth has been to offload this traffic onto unmanaged Wi-Fi networks. However, communications service providers (CSPs) should look to improve the customer experience by keeping subscribers on their cellular networks, an aim they could achieve using a combination of picocells, femtocells and carrier-class Wi-Fi equipment."

OneCell uses a revolutionary Cloud RAN (C-RAN) architecture to deliver superior LTE performance across public venues and large enterprises at up to 70% lower cost than competing solutions. OneCell was recognized by the GSMA as the Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology at the 2015 Mobile World Congress. The company's S1000 small cell provides a simple all-in-one LTE and Wi-Fi solution for small and medium business locations, and was recently a winner in the CTIA Emerging Technology Awards. Complementing the small cell portfolio, the company's Device Management System enables operators to reliably and economically deploy and support large-scale small cell networks.

In October 2015, Airvana became part of CommScope, a global provider of connectivity and essential infrastructure solutions for communications networks and leader in providing indoor wireless coverage and capacity. The combination of the companies creates a broad in-building wireless product portfolio, with CommScope's vast experience in deploying in-building solutions in many of the world's top venues enhanced by Airvana's track record in developing innovative base station and small cell solutions. CommScope's global marketing, distribution and support capabilities will help to rapidly grow this innovative small cell business, which includes more than 1.5 million deployed femtocells.

"We feel Gartner's naming of Airvana as a visionary in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Small Cell Equipment underscores the value of innovation in wireless infrastructure," said Vedat Eyuboglu, chief technology officer and co-founder. "We believe that our unique C-RAN approach, coupled with our strength as part of CommScope, will help mobile operators deliver the best possible wireless experience to their subscribers."

Airvana will exhibit at Small Cells Americas, November 3-4 in Dallas, TX. Senior director of product management Michael McFarland will present "Unlocking small cells opportunities in indoor and high density environments with C-RAN" on November 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Small Cell Equipment, Ian Keene, Kosei Takiishi, Peter Liu, 12 October 2015

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About CommScope

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. Our vast portfolio of network infrastructure includes some of the world's most robust and innovative wireless and fiber optic solutions. Our talented and experienced global team is driven to help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy efficiency; and simplify technology migration. You will find our solutions in the largest buildings, venues and outdoor spaces; in data centers and buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexity; at wireless cell sites; in telecom central offices and cable headends; in FTTx deployments; and in airports, trains, and tunnels. Vital networks around the world run on CommScope solutions.

About Airvana

Airvana, part of CommScope, enables mobile operators to deliver dramatically better service to subscribers in the most challenging and high-value environments: public venues, offices, and in the home. The company's award-winning 4G LTE and 3G small cell solutions ensure "five bar" voice coverage, superior data performance, and expanded capacity for wireless services. Headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass., USA, Airvana is a founding member of the Small Cell Forum and has 15 years of experience providing commercial wireless equipment to over 90 operators globally. In 2015 Airvana became part of CommScope, a global leader in wireless networks. For more information, visit www.airvana.com.

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