Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Comtech receives large contract from Bharti Airtel for satellite cellular backhaul equipment

MELVILLE, USA: Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a SATCOM equipment contract from Bharti Airtel Ltd, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. Under the contract, Comtech will supply the equipment to support Bharti Airtel's network upgrade and service expansion across its operations in 16 African countries.

Bharti Airtel ordered Comtech's CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modems and the Memotec CX-U Series. The award-winning CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem combines advanced technologies for maximum bandwidth efficiency under all conditions, including DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth compression, patented VersaFEC low latency LDPC forward error correction with Adaptive Coding and Modulation, patent-pending ultra low overhead streamline encapsulation, header compression and payload compression.

The CX-U Series brings together a flexible access device and mobile backhaul traffic optimization, offering a variety of backhaul interfaces and transmission options. The CX-U offers Abis/Ater optimization, 2G/3G aggregation, DCME voice trunking optimization, TDM Pseudowire, all over IP, Frame Relay or MLPPP protocol support.

"Bharti Airtel will use Comtech equipment to facilitate significant growth planned for the African region," said Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech. "The Comtech equipment was selected based on our track record of providing operators globally with infrastructure products that reduce operating expenses and increase throughput for satellite-based mobile backhaul."

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