Comtech to supply ground station equipment to major African operator

Comtech to supply ground station equipment to major African operator

Comtech EF Data Corp, a supplier of communications equipment with a focus on satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimisation, has announced that it has received a $1 million order for satellite ground station equipment from what it describes as the largest telecommunications company in Africa.

The order specified the Heights Networking Platform and complementary block up converters. The unidentified mobile network operator customer will, says Comtech, leverage the efficiencies provided by the Heights Networking Platform to enhance and improve its mobile backhaul capabilities and to launch additional enterprise services.

The Heights Networking Platform is engineered to elevate services with unparalleled horsepower, efficiency and intelligence, says Comtech EF Data.

It adds that the platform combines Comtech EF Data’s most efficient waveforms, Heights Dynamic Network Access, header and payload compression engines, WAN and GTP optimization, and multi-tier quality of service, along with bi-directional adaptive coding and modulation capability to provide the highest user throughput, highest availability, and lowest latency and jitter available in the industry.

While not identifying the operator supplying the order, Fred Kornberg, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp, the parent company of Comtech EF Data, said: “This MNO’s decision to introduce new services for both mobile backhaul and enterprises using the full Heights Networking Platform suite is a testament to our investment in a multi-service platform capable of running point-to-multipoint and SCPC [single channel per carrier] services under one common family of products.”

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