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Comtech EF Data to Deliver SATCOM Equipment to Bharti Airtel

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July 05, 2011

Comtech EF Data to Deliver SATCOM Equipment to Bharti Airtel

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor


Provider of products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions Comtech Telecommunications has announced that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a SATCOM equipment contract from India-based Bharti Airtel.


Bharti Airtel (News - Alert) is a global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. The contract calls on Comtech to supply the equipment to support the company’s network upgrade and service expansion across its operations in 16 African countries. The company has ordered Comtech’s CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modems and the Memotec CX-U Series.

"Bharti Airtel (News - Alert) will use Comtech equipment to facilitate significant growth planned for the African region," said Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications.

Combining advanced technologies, CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem ensures maximum bandwidth efficiency under all conditions. These technologies include 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.

Bringing together a flexible access device and mobile backhaul traffic optimization,

CX-U Series offers a variety of backhaul interfaces and transmission options. Company officials said that CX-U offers Abis/Ater optimization, 2G/3G aggregation, DCME voice trunking optimization, TDM Pseudowire, all over IP, Frame Relay and MLPPP protocol support.

“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,” Kornberg said.

Comtech EF Data (News - Alert) manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite earth station communications products such as satellite modems, bandwidth and capacity management, and TCP/IP performance enhancement proxies. 


Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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