Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and ip.access Enable LTE Mobile Connectivity for Rural Villages and Isolated Enterprise Sites
MONTRÉAL & CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
November 7, 2016-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s Canadian
subsidiary, Memotec, the world leader in the optimization of satellite
voice and data telecommunications, and ip.access, the pioneering small
cell solutions provider, announced today the successful completion of
joint performance testing.
During end-to-end tests involving an emulated satellite link, ip.access'
E40 LTE small cell, and Memotec's WX WAN acceleration and optimization
device, end to end optimization and interoperability performed
flawlessly and achieved 28 times faster bit rates than possible without
The high latency and jitter of satellite links usually limit bit rates
at values much lower than those advertised for LTE services - even when
the satellite link used as backhaul advertises high bit rates on its
own. The joint solution tested by Memotec and ip.access allows mobile
operators to deliver LTE services to isolated rural communities and
enterprise sites using satellite backhaul links, without sacrificing the
appeal and performance of modern LTE networks, and at a lower cost.
"ip.access' LTE small cells are a favorite tool of mobile operators
around the world, but using them on satellite links does not immediately
showcase their full performance. Using Memotec's WX, mobile operators
can realize the full performance of LTE and new high-bandwidth satellite
services in the Ka band," commented Malcolm Gordon, CEO of ip.access.
"The Memotec WX is designed to unlock the full performance of satellite
links. Combined with ip.access' LTE small cells, mobile subscribers in
isolated villages can now enjoy the full benefits of LTE connectivity,"
said Yves Hupé, President of Memotec. "This is a major step forward for
mobile operators that can now serve these remote communities very
cost-effectively and with the best possible service."
The joint solution is available today and is already in trials with
major mobile and satellite operators.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, ip.access has been creating and
deploying small cell solutions for more than fifteen years. The company
has products and solutions live in over 100 customers' networks around
The company's success is built on its ability to innovate beyond the
standard. As Small Cells have become the accepted standard for next
generation high-density radio access, ip.access has maintained its
position with a series of innovations of proven value. From its
beginnings in GSM over packet-based backhaul, through residential femto,
self-organisation and monetisable multi-operator solutions for LTE,
ip.access has consistently been in the vanguard of radio access.
The company has an end-to-end deployment philosophy that integrates the
small cell access points of all technologies with access gateways and
comprehensive network management and performance tools. With a strong
track record of working with trusted partners on integrated solutions,
both product and services led, ip.access unlocks spectrum value for all
Memotec Inc., a subsidiary of Comtech EF Data Corp., provides solutions
to Telecommunication Operators, Government Agencies and Premium
Enterprises to manage, optimize and accelerate services and applications
across satellite links. With Memotec's solutions, end-users enjoy
enhanced communications and seamless experience across satellite and
terrestrial media, while Communication Service Providers reduce their
operation costs. Notably, Memotec is a pioneer in providing access and
core satellite cellular backhaul optimization solutions to Mobile
Network Operators (MNOs) since 2002, starting with 2G, then 3G and now
enabling 4G/LTE. Memotec's solutions are deployed globally, with
customer footprint in all five continents serving over 200 MNOs
worldwide, and are available through Comtech EF Data's network of
partners and resellers.
About Comtech EF Data Corp.
Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications
Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) and part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment,
is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and
link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the
Heights Networking Platform, Advanced VSAT Solutions, Satellite Modems,
RAN & WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management and RF products.
The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a
reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The
solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX
and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable
satellite-based applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com.
About Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets
innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications
solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the
global commercial and government communications markets.
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