Satellite Technology Feature Article
Comtech EF Data Identified as Market Leader for Satellite Mobile Backhaul
By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor
Comtech EF Data (News - Alert) Corporation has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability, is recognized as a technology innovator and global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization – all of which confirmed by Northern Sky Research, the international market research and consulting firm.
In its recently published 6th edition ‘Wireless backhaul via Satellite’ report, Comtech was identified as the Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC) equipment market leader for satellite mobile backhaul.
“Comtech, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications (News - Alert) Corporation, is the market leader in the entire wireless backhaul market in terms of equipment and installed base,” commented the study’s author, Jose Del Rosario, senior analyst for NSR.
This is perhaps not without substance. According to the report, the fixed land-based towers market has been dominated by three regions – Asia, Saharan Africa and Latin America. Comtech EF Data has supported mobile network operators’ satellite-based backhaul in these areas, paying special attention to the rural population.
It has been able to deliver advanced technologies that have the dual benefits of decreasing opex and capex while increasing satellite link throughput.
In addition, a senior analyst for Northern Sky also noted that Comtech has combated competition from other platforms, particularly TDMA, very well. This is borne out by the scope of equipment orders the company has received to support satellite-based mobile backhaul.
The report also goes on to add that Comtech has adopted strategic initiatives that will make future transition from current legacy solutions to next-generation programs smoother and easier. To this end, it has entered into partnerships with leading broadband satellite operators whose focus is on extending the reach of solutions through fast, flexible and affordable connectivity.
“We are honored to be named the market leader by this prominent research and consulting firm,” said Daniel Enns, senior vice president, marketing & business development at Comtech EF Data, commenting on the recognition.
Given that mobile cellular backhaul continues to account for a majority of the new growth in the SCPC market, primarily in Africa and Asia with Latin America, and is expected to expand rapidly in the near future, Comtech EF Data known as the’ vendor of choice’ for SatCom (News - Alert) infrastructure equipment, and perhaps more than live up to NSR’s expectations.
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Edited by Braden Becker