SeeWave™ Preps Wireless Networks for Pope’s Visit

PCTEL Helps Clear Airwaves for Millions

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical
Telecom solutions, deployed its improved SeeWave interference
locating system in advance of Pope Francis’ visit to Ecuador. SeeWave
found sources of interference which were degrading a cellular network,
including a temporary cellular site on a competitor’s network. PCTEL
gave the carrier the information it needed to restore Quality of Service
before the spike in demand from more than one million people who
gathered to see the pope.

“SeeWave protects network performance,” said David Neumann PCTEL’s
Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF Solutions. “During Pope
Francis’ visit, data consumption from photos, videos, and social media
uploads likely hit an all-time peak in Ecuador. SeeWave prepared the
carrier for this unprecedented strain on their wireless network,” added

PCTEL expects U.S. carriers and engineering firms will likewise use
SeeWave for interference testing in preparation for Pope Francis’
upcoming visit to the U.S. later this month. The latest improvements to
SeeWave simplify configuration and use. SeeWave is the industry’s most
compact and lightest interference detection system. Upgrades include a
new “one and done” calibration system, tablet powering, and other
upgrades to hardware and software.

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PCTEL delivers Performance Critical Telecom
solutions. The industry relies upon PCTEL to benchmark network
performance, analyze trends, and optimize wireless networks. PCTEL’s
antennas and site solutions are vital elements for SCADA, oil and gas,
utilities, fleet management, health care, public safety, education,
small cell, and network timing.

products and services improve the performance of
wireless networks globally. PCTEL’s performance critical products
include its MXflex®, IBflex®, and EXflex® SeeGull®
scanning receivers and related SeeHawk® and SeeWave™ tools. PCTEL’s
sophisticated engineering services utilize these products as well as the
Meridian™ network analytics portfolio (Map IQ™, Network IQ™, and
Subscriber IQ™).

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designs and delivers performance critical antennas and
site solutions for wireless networks globally. PCTEL’s performance
critical MAXRAD® and Bluewave™ antenna solutions include high rejection
and high performance GPS and GNSS products, the industry leading Yagi
portfolio, mobile and indoor LTE, broadband, and LMR antennas and
PIM-rated antennas for transit, in-building, and small cell
applications. We leverage our design, logistics, and support
capabilities to deliver performance critical site solutions into
carrier, railroad, and utility applications.

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