February 12, 2010

PCTEL Announces Portfolio Expansion of LTE Scanning Receivers

PCTEL's Lineup of SeeGull(R) EX Scanning Receivers for LTE
Support New Frequency Bands and New Features

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in propagation and wireless network optimization solutions, announced today the availability of PCTEL's new range of enhanced, high performance SeeGull(R) EX scanning receivers for LTE networks.

The SeeGull EX for LTE enables wireless operators, infrastructure vendors and the providers of engineering services to perform the critical field RF testing required for the deployment and optimization of LTE networks. Since early 2009, network engineers have benefited from the robust key LTE measurements provided by SeeGull EX scanners including Top N measurement modes (for both LTE synchronization channel and reference signals), power level measurements, spectrum analysis, and the Enhanced Power Scan mode.

In this new release, PCTEL adds support for a variety of frequency bands designated for the deployment of LTE around the world including 700 (Upper/Lower), 900, 1800, 2100, 2100-AWS, and 2600 MHz as well as 800 (Upper/Lower), 1500 and 1510 MHz for Japan. Furthermore, the augmented range of PCTEL LTE scanning receivers includes configurations supporting both downlink and uplink measurements for the frequency band of interest in different regions of the world. Complementing this new functionality, the SeeGull EX for LTE also offers additional new measurements such as Resource Block, CINR and Multipath Delay Spread.

"PCTEL has established clear leadership in 4G LTE technology. For well over a year now our full featured, high performance SeeGull EX scanning receivers are being used by the leading operators in the United States and other countries conducting trials and commercial deployments of LTE networks," said Luis Rugeles, General Manager of the RF Solutions Group at PCTEL. "With new applications and devices accelerating the growth of wireless data traffic, more wireless operators around the world will be testing and launching commercial LTE networks in 2010. Widespread adoption will follow in 2011 and beyond. In spite of the very severe recession experienced by the global economy, PCTEL maintained its commitment and continued investment in the technologies enabling ubiquitous mobile broadband services. PCTEL will maintain and expand its leadership position further developing and enhancing its LTE solutions. For our customers, this means early and reliable access to the sophisticated testing and optimization tools required to manage more complex and evolving wireless networks," added Rugeles.

PCTEL's SeeGull scanning receiver product line provides solutions for all major wide-area wireless technologies including LTE, WiMAX, WCDMA/GSM, CDMA/EV-DO, and TD-SCDMA. The new SeeGull EX for LTE models are also available through the leading global providers of Drive Test equipment and will be displayed in booth #2D14 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress show, February 15-18, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.

About PCTEL

PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), is a global leader in propagation and wireless network optimization solutions. The company designs and develops software-based radios for wireless network optimization and develops and distributes innovative antenna solutions. The company's SeeGull(R) scanning receivers, receiver-based products and CLARIFY(R) interference management solutions are used to measure, monitor and optimize cellular networks. PCTEL's SeeGull scanning receivers are deployed in industry leading wireless test and measurement equipment and viewed as an essential wireless data collection tool for cellular network optimization, drive tests, and spectrum clearing. PCTEL develops and supports scanning receivers for LTE, EVDO, CDMA, WCDMA, UMTS, TDS-CDMA and WiMAX networks.

PCTEL's MAXRAD(R), Bluewave(TM) and Wi-Sys(TM) antenna solutions address public safety, military, aviation, defense and government applications; SCADA, Health Care, Energy, Smart Grid and Agricultural applications; Indoor Wireless, Wireless Backhaul, and Cellular applications. Its portfolio includes a broad range of WiMAX antennas, WiFi antennas, Land Mobile Radio antennas, and precision GPS antennas that serve innovative applications in telemetry, RFID, in-building, fleet management, and mesh networks. PCTEL provides parabolic antennas, ruggedized antennas, yagi antennas, military antennas, precision aviation antennas and other high performance antennas for many applications. PCTEL's products are sold worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For more information, please visit the company's web site www.pctel.com, www.antenna.com, www.antenna.pctel.com, or www.rfsolutions.pctel.com.

SOURCE: PCTEL, Inc.

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