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HICKORY, N.C. — Network infrastructure company (NYSE: CTV) posted a wider first-quarter loss on Thursday, hurt by restructuring charges and other costs, as well as lower revenue. But results still topped analysts’ estimates and the company forecast second-quarter revenue above expectations.

The company posted a loss of $22.1 million, or 23 cents per share, compared with a loss of $20.5 million, or 29 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier. Excluding restructuring charges, tax costs related to the health care overhaul law and other items, adjusted earnings totaled 26 cents per share in the latest quarter.

Revenue fell 3 percent to $721.6 million from $742.3 million due to lower capital spending by customers in the Asia Pacific driven by regulatory issues in India and weaker spending by wireless service providers in China. Sales of the company’s antenna and cable products were also hurt by conservative spending by European wireless operators.

Analysts, on average, were expecting a profit of 25 cents per share, excluding items, on revenue of $716.7 million, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters.

“Despite a slow start to the year, orders and sales strengthened considerably as we moved through the first quarter,” said CommScope Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frank Drendel. “We recorded the strongest book-to-bill ratio we have seen in the last few years and believe we are well positioned to benefit from strengthening capital spending by North American wireless carriers.

“The rapid adoption of smartphones and other sophisticated wireless communications devices is helping to create a compelling mobile broadband experience,” he added. “The ongoing need for bandwidth also continues to drive increased investment by business enterprises in data centers and ‘intelligent’ buildings as applications like high definition video and cloud computing are more commonly deployed.”

The company said it booked orders totaling $791.9 million in the first quarter.

Looking ahead, CommScope expects second-quarter revenue of $800 million to $850 million — above analysts’ $793.4 million average estimate.