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February 28, 2013

Comtech EF Data Receives $1.2 Million Order for Satellite Communications Infrastructure Equipment

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Comtech EF Data Corp, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications (News - Alert) Corp. and a major player in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization, has received a $1.2 million order to support satellite mobile backhaul in rural Latin America.

The Latin American mobile network operator will utilize the equipment to extend existing 2G, 2.5G and 3G networks and to enable 3G HSPA mobile broadband into rural and remote areas.

"We were selected to supply products for this network expansion based on our proven ability to facilitate sustainable and profitable connectivity," said Fred Kornberg (News - Alert), president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp, in a statement.

"The combination of our technologies enables operators globally to build out networks in rural and remote areas with low density populations, expand existing networks to support subscriber and traffic growth and upgrade networks to add new services," said Kornberg.

Officials with Comtech said that the order includes satellite modems, redundancy switches, and both indoor and outdoor frequency conversion systems.

Company officials pointed out that the CDM-750 Advanced High-Speed Trunking Modem and the mobile operators' de facto standard, the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem, were specified.

The CDM-750 Advanced High-Speed Trunking Modem was designed to be the most efficient, highest throughput, point-to-point trunking modem available. The CDM-750 accommodates the most demanding Internet Service Provider (ISP) and telco backhaul links by offering users the most advanced combination of space segment saving capabilities while minimizing the need for unnecessary overhead.

The CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem builds on Comtech EF Data’s (News - Alert) legacy of providing the most efficient satellite modems. It is the first modem to combine advanced Forward Error Correction (FEC), such as VersaFEC and Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes with the revolutionary DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth compression allowing for maximum savings under all conditions.

TMCnet in February reported that Comtech EF Data Corp has been awarded a $6.5-million buying agreement from Harris Corporation (News - Alert).

As part of the pact, Harris, an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries, will purchase Comtech EF Data ground equipment to support the satellite network upgrade of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Alaskan Satellite Telecommunications Infrastructure (ASTI) program.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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