Comtech EF Data Maintains Market Leadership In SCPC And Satellite Mobile Backhaul

Comtech EF Data Corporation announced today that in the recently published 6 th Edition of the Wireless Backhaul via Satellite report by Northern Sky Research (NSR), it was identified as the Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC) equipment market leader for satellite mobile backhaul.

The report identifies Comtech as the leading equipment provider for fixed land-based towers market. The fixed land-based towers market is a developing country market proposition, with the core addressable market in rural populations. It has been dominated by three regions, namely Asia, Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America. Comtech EF Data plays a significant role in supporting mobile network operators’ satellite-based backhaul in these regions. The report further states that Comtech’s partnerships with companies like iPSTAR and O3b are strategic initiatives that should bode well for the company given the transition foreseen by NSR from current legacy solutions to next-generation programs.

“Comtech 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. “Given the scope of equipment orders Comtech EF Data has received to support satellite-based mobile backhaul, the company has adapted well in addressing stiff competition posed by other platforms, particularly TDMA.”

In its 6 th Edition, NSR’s annual report continues industry-leading tracking and analysis of the wireless backhaul via satellite market. The report provides a complete and comprehensive analysis of addressable markets and demand trends for the market today, covering 10 regions and forecasting of equipment, transponder and bandwidth demand, as well as the new HTS capacity, O3b and wideband Ka-band for satellite-based fixed land towers and mobility platforms for the period 2011-2021.

“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 for Comtech EF Data. “Our leadership is largely attributed to delivering advanced technologies that decrease OPEX/CAPEX and increase satellite link throughput.”

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