[Via Satellite 07-20-2015] Comtech EF Data subsidiary Memotec received a $1 million order from a North African GSM operator to support its satellite-based GSM backhaul network upgrade and expansion. Comtech EF Data is supplying the CDM-625A advanced satellite modem with DoubleTalk carrier-in-carrier bandwidth compression, and VersaFEC-2 forward-error correction will be deployed along with the CXU Radio Access Network (RAN) optimization. According to the company, this combination provides multi-layer optimization and intelligent traffic handling for minimizing operational and capital expenditures while maximizing throughput and availability.
In addition to increasing the throughput capabilities of its network for existing remote sites, the operator is also increasing its addressable market by adding satellite links to connect additional remote locations. Comtech EF Data is supplying the CDM-625A advanced satellite modem, the LPOD Block Up Converter and the CXU RAN optimization for this expansion.