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August 19th, 2018

Comtech EF Data to Supply MNO in China with Replacement Modems

Comtech EF Data has won a tender by a major Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in China to replace the older generation of lower efficiency modems to provide more reliable services at a much lower OPEX.

Comtech EF Data's CDM-625A satellite modem.

This latest order for $1.9 million, specified Comtech EF Data’s CDM-625A Advanced Satellite Modems, Up & Down Frequency Converters and the CX-U Series RAN Optimization by their subsidiary, Memotec. The purchase highlights the customer’s long-standing confidence in the Comtech mobile backhaul solution.

For more than 10 years, the MNO has used Comtech’s infrastructure equipment to support 1000+ sites that are serving China’s rural communities and disaster recovery efforts. By leveraging Comtech EF Data’s bandwidth efficient satellite modems and Memotec’s 2G traffic optimization solutions, the MNO has been extremely successful in lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) of backhauling traffic over satellite. Some of the leveraged features include industry best VersaFEC-2 Forward Error Correction, the  DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth compression, lower rolloffs, and 2G TDM optimization.

Executive Comment

Fred Kornberg, President and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation, said the company is pleased that this customer has — once again — selected the firm's mobile backhaul solution, demonstrating their strong faith in Comtech EF Data products and the China-based sales and support staff. This equipment will provide the performance that enables MNOs to operate at their highest level of performance and allows them to truly monetize investments, to drive down OPEX and to increase profitability.