Comtech EF Data Announces First O3B Customers in Service Using Satcom Infrastructure Products
TEMPE, Arizona, March 2, 2015 – Comtech EF Data Corp. announced today that its satcom infrastructure products are now in service for multiple customers using O3b Networks’ innovative Ka-band Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite system. The deployed Comtech EF Data products are facilitating satellite mobile backhaul, high-speed trunking and premium enterprise services. The Comtech EF Data products are compatible with the new O3b satellite network, and are commercially available today.
O3b Networks’ customers are deploying numerous networks using the Comtech EF Data CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking Modems. The CDM-760 features compression and optimization functionality that deliver tremendous benefits to operators and service providers. Comtech’s platform provides a seamless and hitless solution that maximizes end to end user throughput. In preparation for the live O3b network capacity, Comtech EF Data worked closely with the customers to optimize network designs.
Stewart Sanders, Chief Technology Officer of O3b Networks commented, “We selected Comtech EF Data as a strategic partner based on their market leadership, advanced technologies and field-proven product reliability. Now that we are live, customers can have confidence that deploying networks with a combination of O3b Networks’ satellite system and Comtech EF Data’s infrastructure products will support the explosive growth of high data rate, low latency applications for underserved and unconnected locations.”
O3b Networks has built a next-generation network that combines the reach of satellite with the speed of fiber. Its groundbreaking services are enabling emerging market telecommunication operators and ISPs to make the Internet a truly global and universal experience.
“Our commercially available platforms, market-leading bandwidth efficiencies and unrivaled link optimization can be leveraged by our customers on O3b systems,” said Bob Hansen, Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Vice President of Comtech EF Data. “The CDM-760 has been an enormous success within the trunking market. The same award winning modem can now be used on O3b. Now that we have demonstrated the advanced capabilities and reliability of our products in conjunction with the O3b solution, we anticipate widespread market acceptance of this practical alternative.”
About O3b Networks Limited
O3b Networks Limited is a global satellite service provider offering a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, enterprise and government customers in emerging markets. The O3b system combines the global reach of satellite with the speed of a fiber‐optic network providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly 180 countries with low‐cost, high‐speed, low latency Internet and mobile connectivity. O3b Networks’ investors include SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina, Satya Capital and Luxempart. O3b Networks is headquartered in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.
About Comtech EF Data
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 comtechefdata.wpengine.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.