Powerwave Introduces Twin 900 MHz Tower Mounted Amplifier

BARCELONA, Spain—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 16, 2009— GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009, Stand #8C115 – Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWAV), a global leader in end-to-end wireless coverage and capacity solutions, introduced its new Twin 900 MHz Tower Mounted Amplifier (TMA) today at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009, the mobile industry’s premier event, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 16-18.

The TMA is designed to support customers with 900 GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and W-CDMA (UMTS) networks in the elimination of weak signals in coverage areas, which can lead to dropped calls or poor uplink data rates. It is also ideal for UMTS 900 operators planning to reuse existing feeders for both GSM 900 and UMTS 900 to compensate for combining losses when combining GSM 900 and UMTS 900 on the same feeder.

“Powerwave’s Twin 900 MHz Tower Mounted Amplifier enhances coverage and increases uplink data rates for 2.5G (GSM GPRS, EDGE), 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE) wireless networks, decreasing the needed output power from the handset,” said Khurram P. Sheikh, chief product and development officer, Powerwave Technologies, Inc. “Benefits to wireless operators include improved network coverage and quality, increased data capacity and speed, and extended battery life for handsets. As with all Powerwave TMAs, this latest solution is based on the most field proven TMA design in the industry, with 1.7 million units installed globally since 1994.”

Weighing less than 6 Kg, the new Twin 900 MHz TMA consists of two full-band TMAs supporting coverage from 880-960 MHz enclosed in one compact housing, simplifying site acquisition and reducing wind load and visual impact.

The TMA is available in configurations that offer 12 dB gain and are AISG 2.0 and AISG 1.1 compatible; the AISG 1.1 version is fully field upgradeable to AISG 2.0. The product is also fully compatible with current alarm installations. Powerwave also plans to introduce a 16 dB gain version of its Twin 900 MHz TMA later this year.

W-CDMA (UMTS) in the 900 MHz band is seen as a complementary solution to existing 3G services, enabling operators to provide wireless services, such as high-speed wireless Internet, to rural and urban areas. UMTS in the 900 MHz band provides up to 90KM range, enabling operators to achieve a 60 percent reduction in the number of cell sites required to serve rural areas, and can deliver improved quality of service in urban areas by enhancing in-building penetration by 25 percent. UMTS 900 MHz is also cost effective, in that it can be deployed by reusing GSM base station sites within an existing service area.

About Powerwave Technologies

A global leader in end-to-end wireless coverage and capacity solutions, Powerwave Technologies, Inc. offers cutting edge wireless infrastructure to address the demands of enterprise and commercial customers. Powerwave offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, including Antennas, Base Station Solutions and Coverage Solutions. Powerwave’s product line supports all wireless network protocols and frequencies including Next Generation Networks in 4G technology such as WiMAX and LTE. Powerwave solutions, products and services also help wireless operators and OEMs reduce capital and operating expenses, speed rollout of services, improve coverage and capacity, and reduce environmental impact. For more information, visit us at www.powerwave.com. Powerwave, Powerwave Technologies and the Powerwave logo are registered trademarks of Powerwave Technologies, Inc.


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