CommScope, the company that took over the Andrew portfolio of microwave antennas and their Heliax and Radiax coaxial cable lines, revealed an encouraging sales and earnings position for the first quarter of 2014 in an announcement made on March 20.
Strength in CommScope's wireless business led the company to increase its first-quarter 2014 and full-year position, with predicted sales of $900 million to $925 million--an increase of 13 percent over last year at midpoint of its range. The adjusted operating income is predicted to be $175 million to $185 million, an increase 36 percent year over last year at the midpoint.
"We are very pleased to see strength in our wireless business," said Mark Olson, CommScope executive vice president and chief financial officer. "North American wireless operators continue to invest in our macro cell site and small cell distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions to improve network coverage and capacity. We are also seeing ongoing modernization of 3G wireless networks around the globe."
CommScope’s product range is much wider than that of Andrew, as it includes copper and fiber enterprise connectivity, infrastructure management, enclosures, passive optical LAN, and even purpose built data centers.
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Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.