Fuel Cell Cabinet Houses CommScope’s Green Solution for Operators

—CommScope Chosen by Distinguished MSO Council to Display
Environmentally Friendly Fuel Cell Technology in the Green Pavilion at
SCTE Cable-Tec Expo—

October 22, 2009

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HICKORY, N.C.
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"In the cable industry, the trend is well underway to find new innovative ways to improve the reliability and environmental impact of backup power solutions"

Cable operators exploring innovative ways of making their networks more eco-friendly should examine a new backup power fuel cell solution from CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, which will be on display in the new Green Pavilion at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2009.

CommScope’s Fuel Cell Cabinet utilizes hydrogen-powered fuel cells to provide an environmentally friendly DC backup power solution for cable network head-ends and hub equipment. Unlike diesel generators or batteries, the only by-products of hydrogen fuel cells are heat and water. With the highest density integrated fuel cell system available in the market and a cabinet design that is modular and flexible, CommScope’s Fuel Cell Cabinet can meet stringent backup power needs and improve system reliability.

“In the cable industry, the trend is well underway to find new innovative ways to improve the reliability and environmental impact of backup power solutions,” said CommScope’s Anil Trehan, chief technology officer, Carrier and Cabinet Solutions. “CommScope is honored that its Fuel Cell Cabinet was recognized by the cable industry as an innovative green solution and worthy of inclusion in the SCTE Green Pavilion.”

CommScope’s commitment to the environment goes beyond fuel cell technology and includes the following green solutions:

  • BrightPath® RF-over-glass (RFoG) solution – BrightPath enables cable operators to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) in specific areas with a unique tapped architecture that requires no powered amplifiers, requiring significantly less electrical power from the grid, significantly reducing energy consumption and associated cost.
  • RoHS compliant – CommScope offers complete coaxial and fiber cable product lines and Signal Vision® amplifiers that meet RoHS standards. The company plans to add Signal Vision advanced digital passives lines including splitters and directional couplers to its list of RoHS compliant solutions in early 2010.
  • ReelSmart® cable reel recycling program – CommScope has helped customers recycle the wooden and composite material reels on which its cables are shipped since 1988. ReelSmart realizes an annual reuse of more than 100,000 reels, effectively saving approximately 30,000 trees.

The SCTE Cable-Tec Expo takes place October 27-30 in Denver, Colorado. CommScope invites all attendees to view its Fuel Cell Cabinet in the Green Pavilion and other unique cable industry solutions at booth #7089.

ReelSmart, Signal Vision and BrightPath are registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope

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 cable television 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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