Comtech EF Data Maintains Market Leadership in SCPC and Satellite Mobile Backhaul

Wed Dec 5, 2012 11:03am EST

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Comtech EF Data Maintains Market Leadership in SCPC and Satellite Mobile Backhaul

Comtech EF Data Corporation announced today that in the recently published 6th Edition of the Wireless Backhaul via Satellite report by Northern Sky Research (NSR), it was identified as the Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC) equipment market leader for satellite mobile backhaul.

The report identifies Comtech as the leading equipment provider for fixed land-based towers market. The fixed land-based towers market is a developing country market proposition, with the core addressable market in rural populations. It has been dominated by three regions, namely Asia, Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America. Comtech EF Data plays a significant role in supporting mobile network operators’ satellite-based backhaul in these regions. The report further states that Comtech’s partnerships with companies like iPSTAR and O3b are strategic initiatives that should bode well for the company given the transition foreseen by NSR from current legacy solutions to next-generation programs.

“Comtech is the market leader in the entire wireless backhaul market in terms of equipment and installed base,” commented the study’s author, Jose Del Rosario, Senior Analyst for NSR. “Given the scope of equipment orders Comtech EF Data has received to support satellite-based mobile backhaul, the company has adapted well in addressing stiff competition posed by other platforms, particularly TDMA.”

In its 6th Edition, NSR’s annual report continues industry-leading tracking and analysis of the wireless backhaul via satellite market. The report provides a complete and comprehensive analysis of addressable markets and demand trends for the market today, covering 10 regions and forecasting of equipment, transponder and bandwidth demand, as well as the new HTS capacity, O3b and wideband Ka-band for satellite-based fixed land towers and mobility platforms for the period 2011-2021.

“We are honored to be named the market leader by this prominent research and consulting firm,” said Daniel Enns, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development for Comtech EF Data. “Our leadership is largely attributed to delivering advanced technologies that decrease OPEX/CAPEX and increase satellite link throughput.”

About Northern Sky Research

NSR is a leading international market research and consulting firm with a core focus on the satellite sector and related industries. Founded in 2000 and with an experienced group of analysts located in all regions, NSR specializes in analysis of growth opportunities across four core sectors: Satellite Communications, Broadcasting & Digital Media, Hybrid & Emerging Applications and Commercial Space.

About Comtech EF Data

Comtech EF Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (NASDAQ: CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization, Managed Bandwidth 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 www.comtechefdata.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.

Comtech EF Data Corporation
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