Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.1 Million Order for SATCOM Ground Equipment and Services to Support Mobile Network Upgrade & Expansion in Africa
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
March 3, 2015--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced
today that, during its third quarter of fiscal 2015, its Tempe,
Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.1 million
order for satellite communications equipment and services. The equipment
will be used by one of the largest pan-regional mobile network operators
(MNOs) to upgrade and significantly expand its infrastructure throughout
the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The CDM-625A platform was chosen for the network expansion due to its
spectral efficiencies and its ability to best support traffic
optimization at data rates for GSM cell phone backhaul traffic. The
CDM-625A leverages the VersaFEC-2
Forward Error Correction and Modulation technique along with the DoubleTalk®
Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression technology and
5% carrier roll-off to provide the highest Mbps/MHz ratios in the
industry. The VersaFEC-2 coding method was purpose-designed to avoid the
latency penalty associated with the DVB-S2X standard for medium rate
aggregation links. By providing 80-90% less latency than the standard,
VersaFEC-2 allows more efficiency for typical applications.
Also included in the solution suite are Comtech EF Data's High-Power
Outdoor Solid-State Power Amplifiers. This outdoor equipment is rugged
and weatherproof - able to withstand harsh environments. These RF
systems provide the performance, flexibility and field-proven
reliability that is crucial when deploying into extremely remote sites.
All equipment within the order is capable of being managed by the
Comtech EF DataNetVue™
Integrated Management System, which provides the level of network
insight required to run optimal networks.
"The market-leading, intelligent optimization techniques of our solution
suite create the economics that enable mobile network operators across
the globe to provide reliable connections to the most remote locations
cost-effectively," commented Dr. Stanton Sloane, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "We are pleased
that our solution suite will facilitate the network expansion so this
MNO can continue to support remote consumers within the DRC."
Comtech EF Data Corp. is the recognized global leader in satellite
bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication
solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, 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.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets
innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications
solutions. The Company believes many of its solutions play a vital role
in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial
communications infrastructure is unavailable, inefficient or too
expensive. The Company conducts business through three complementary
segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers and
mobile data communications. The Company sells products to a diverse
customer base in the global commercial and government communications
markets. The Company believes it is a leader in most of the market
segments that it serves.
Certain information in this press release contains statements that are
forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such
forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange
Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any
forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its
entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and
Exchange Commission filings.
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