Allgon launch UMTS Repeaters

Allgon launch UMTS Repeaters Allgon Systems, the worldwide supplier of radio-based infrastructure solutions for cellular communications, has developed a repeaters program for UMTS. The repeater is a complement to base stations when implementing 3rd generations cellular networks. Allgon plans to start deliveries during Q2 2001. Network operators are forced to offer coverage and capacity under strict time limitations when implementing 3rd generations cellular networks. The Allgon UMTS repeater complements the base station in the initial rollout phase by extending coverage in the macro-cells and eliminate radio shadow in obstructive environments for example in road tunnels and shopping malls. The repeater also provides enhanced traffic capacity by reducing the radio interferance. -We believe that the repeater program, that includes standard, high power and compact versions, provides cost-efficient coverage solutions in the UMTS system and we've experienced successful field trials in co-operation with key customers, says Lars Jehrlander, President of Allgon Systems. Allgon has actively been participating in the standardization committee, 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) and the repeater range has been developed according to the 3GPP conformance specifications. The global standard of UMTS repeaters enables the co-existence for repeaters and base stations. - The standard itself creates flexibility in the planning, rollout and enhancement of the 3G networks, says Martin Nilsson, responsible for Allgon's 3G standardization activities. For further information, please contact: Crister Fritzson Phone: +46 8 540 827 75 Vice President Sales & Marketing, Allgon crister.fritzson@allgo Systems n.se Lars Jehrlander Phone: +46 8 540 822 00 President, Allgon Systems lars.jehrlander@allgon .se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/23/20010223BIT00530/bit0002.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/23/20010223BIT00530/bit0002.pdf