Comtech EF Data to Support Satellite Mobile Backhaul Network Upgrade in Saudi Arabia – Satellite Today

Riyad, capital of Saudi Arabia, at night

Riyad, capital of Saudi Arabia, at night. Photo: Muhaidib/Wikipedia

[Via Satellite 10-08-2015] Comtech EF Data has been awarded a $1.1 million order for infrastructure equipment from a large mobile network operator in Saudi Arabia. This mobile operator will use the equipment to expand its existing Comtech EF Data-based mobile backhaul network to support both fixed and mobile users. To support the network expansion, the mobile operator will leverage the CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking Modem, which provides maximum link efficiencies at high speeds via its DVB-S2 Efficiency Boost technology and the CDM-625A Advanced Satellite Modem, equipped with the VersaFEC-2 Forward Error Correction to provide the best application performance for medium- to low-speed links. Both modems leverage the DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth reuse technique to provide optimal economics. In addition, the CX-U Series RAN Optimization and intelligent LPOD Ku-Band Block Up Converter (BUC) will be utilized. The mobile operator will use these products to support a number of different end0-user applications, including high-speed backhaul of 2G and 3G traffic of up to 70 Mbps to fixed remote sites and to temporary 3G installations for remote oil and gas customers. In addition, the solution suite will provide on-demand support for VIP customers along with high-speed connectivity to Mobile-on-Wheels vehicles that provide bandwidth when and where needed on a temporary basis, whether for scheduled events or for unexpected purposes such as for disaster recovery communications.

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