Powerwave Technologies Announces a New Low Power Dual- and 6-Band Nexus FT Repeater Solution at Mobile World Congress 2012

BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Powerwave
Technologies, Inc.
(NASDAQ:PWAV – News), a global supplier of advanced
solutions for wireless communications networks, today announced general
availability of new low power (29dBm), wideband Nexus™ FT dual (4229)-
and 6-band (4629) repeaters for commercial frequencies in North America.
These products are ideal for neutral host or multi-band operations
because they support high-capacity multi-operator and multi-band
operation.

Powerwave’s dual- and 6-band Nexus FT repeaters feature a modular and
robust design that is easy to install. These powerful, cost-effective
solutions enable North American operators to extend the capacity and
reach wireless networks. In addition, they offer long-reach fiber optic
distribution, enabling deployment up to 25km (15 miles) from an existing
base station hotel, further optimizing the coverage and capacity of the
existing wireless infrastructure. Due to its small size, rapid
implementation and simple optimization procedures, the FT 4000 family
provides an opportunity to implement a multiple band system quickly and
easily.

“To date, operators have offered in-building coverage through macro
networks. However, as data traffic increases and new services are
implemented, requirements to maintain and improve quality of service are
driving the deployment of in-building wireless coverage systems,” said
Khurram P. Sheikh, chief technology officer, Powerwave. “These
next-generation solutions are key to helping wireless operators overcome
emerging challenges and differentiate their offerings.”

Powerwave’s family of Nexus FT repeaters was designed to minimize system
complexity, operational costs, visual impact and upgrade costs. These
advanced solutions provide high-quality coverage close to the mobile
user to ensure 3G and 4G, and future capabilities can be fully realized
in the coverage area. The 6-band unit covers Commercial 700, SMR800,
CELL850, SMR900, PCS1900 and AWS 17/21, while the dual-band unit covers
Commercial 700 and AWS 17/21 to provide MIMO capability with a single
box and fiber addition to the network. Coupled with the integrated
broadband fiber transport solution, Nexus FT repeaters provide seamless
support for future technologies.

Using Powerwave’s repeaters, operators can implement new modulation
schemes without impacting coverage footprint, which can reduce the costs
associated with network upgrades. A maintenance-free passive cooling
system eliminates scheduled maintenance and enables Powerwave’s Nexus
FT-based solutions to deliver the lowest total cost of ownership in the
industry.

Powerwave’s Nexus FT repeaters can be managed remotely through
Powerwave’s Netway Vision, an SNMP-based platform that centrally
monitors and manages critical network interconnected remote controlled
devices. An option is also available that enables the Nexus FT to be
managed via a third-party, SNMP-compliant NMS software package.

Nexus FT family units are available with a range of protection ratings,
including IP32 (for indoor use), IP65/NEMA 4 and IP66/NEMA 4. The IP65
and IP66 rated units, are fully weather- and lightning-protected for
pole, rooftop or tower-top deployments.

To speak with Powerwave about its Nexus FT repeaters at Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona, February 27 – March 1, please visit booth #8B109.

About Powerwave Technologies

A global leader in advanced wireless 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. LTE is a registered trademark
of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. Other trademarks
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