Comtech bags contract from Bharti Airtel for satellite cellular backhaul equipment

Comtech Telecommunications announced that its Tempe,
Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data, received a SATCOM equipment contract
from Bharti Airtel, telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries
across Asia and Africa.


Under the contract, Comtech will supply the equipment tosupport Bharti Airtel’s network upgrade and service
expansion across its operations in 16 African countries.

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

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 chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications

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 added.



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