U.S. Cellular Selects Magnetek's Mobile Wireless Communications Systems
DALLAS, TX - April 1, 2003 - Digital power supplies and systems manufacturer Magnetek, Inc. (NYSE: MAG), entered into an agreement with U.S. Cellular (AMEX: USM), and has begun deploying 15 mobile communications systems to enhance the company's wireless network.
Magnetek's FlexSite™ COLTs (Cell Site On Light Trucks) are fully-equipped with wireless network equipment, DC power systems and battery back-up supplies, which enable U.S. Cellular to provide continuous service in areas affected by wireless network coverage or capacity issues. Under the agreement, Magnetek is also providing equipment integration and professional support services.
"Magnetek's enhanced technology will ensure our customers the continuous wireless service they expect from U.S. Cellular," said Hichem H. Garnaoui, vice president of national network operations for U.S. Cellular. "This partnership reaffirms our company's commitment to superior customer service and satisfaction.
"The Magnetek COLT solution will improve coverage and enhance U.S. Cellular's wireless network," said Scott Linke, vice president of engineering for Magnetek Telecom Power Group. "The flexibility of the COLT to rapidly deploy wireless communications when and where needed will enable U.S. Cellular to provide its customers with better coverage in the event of a natural disaster or increased wireless network traffic."
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular Corporation, the nation's eighth-largest wireless service carrier, provides wireless service to approximately 4.1 million customers throughout 149 markets in 25 states. The Chicago-based company operates on a customer satisfaction strategy, meeting customers' needs by providing a comprehensive range of wireless products and services, excellent customer support and a high quality network. For more information about U.S. Cellular, visit the company's Web site at www.uscellular.com.
Magnetek, Inc. manufactures digital power supplies and systems used in distributed power generation, industrial controls, medical electronics, semiconductor processing, consumer products, transportation, communications, information technology and other applications requiring highly reliable, precise, energy-efficient power. The Company operates manufacturing and research facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, employs approximately 1,500 people and reported total revenue of $188 million in fiscal 2002, ended on June 30, 2002.
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