Comtech EF Data Corp. announced today the achievement of a new milestone in satellite-based mobile backhaul. Working with Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), a global leader in satellite services, Comtech EF Data is now enabling 2G, 2.5G, 3G and 4G/LTE services on over 1.5 GHz of capacity into a single market in South America. The first region to benefit from this capability, South America, has grown steadily for mobile backhaul supporting 2G and 2.5G and also for 3G and 4G services in densely populated urban areas. Satellite is also being utilized as the primary links in Mobile Network Operators’ (MNOs’) core backbones and for restoration services where fiber and cable are used as the core. The combination of Intelsat’s high availability and comprehensive satellite coverage into South America and Comtech EF Data’s award-winning mobile backhaul solutions has enabled continual growth in the market. Bob Hansen, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Comtech EF Data, commented, “We are very excited to be a part of the continual growth of mobile services in South America. Our CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking Modem, CDM-625A Advanced Satellite Modem and CX-U Series products are purpose built for the mobile market. We continue to develop and integrate technologies such as DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier®, RAN and WAN optimization, PtP (Precision Time Protocol) and satellite capacity optimization into our products to enable our mobile customers to reach more users while lowering overall cost to deliver these services.” Intelsat and Comtech EF Data provide mobile backhaul solutions that deliver true value for Mobile Network Operators. Leveraging Intelsat’s weather-resistant C- and Ku-band frequencies, MNOs can provide robust, cost-effective availability for aggregation or last-mile access with minimal operational complexity. Comtech EF Data equipment is powering satellite-based infrastructure for MNOs globally. Its award-winning and patented technologies provide unrivaled spectral efficiencies and optimization to enable operators to fully leverage satellite capacity. The technologies serve as the framework to reduce OPEX and CAPEX, increase service quality, and facilitate sustainable and profitable connectivity.
“Intelsat is working with Comtech EF Data to optimize hardware that we can package to deliver highly reliable and efficient solutions to MNO customers that allows them to strengthen their networks and business models,” said Stephen Good, Vice President, Network Services Product Management for Intelsat. “As MNOs expand their networks in size and scope, such as adding high capacity data services, the need for high-throughput and high-availability (99.95%) connectivity remains crucial to their continued success. The backwards-compatible nature of our next generation Intelsat Epic NG platform means that customers will be able to use their Comtech EF Data hardware today, and into the future as our MNO customers in Latin America strive to meet their customers’ demands for 2G through 4G service.”Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the 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. 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.