Comtech Receives Multi-Million Dollar Order to Support Multi-Gigabit Internet in Northern Canada

Comtech EF Data, a part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment has received multi-million dollar infrastructure equipment order from leading global satellite operator, Telesat. The equipment will be used by Telesat to support its multi-Gigabit enhanced connectivity solutions for remote communities in Canada’s Far North.

The order specified Comtech EF Data’s CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem and the FX Series WAN Optimization by its subsidiary, Memotec. The CDM-760 Modem is designed to be the most efficient, highest throughput, point-to-point trunking and broadcast modem available. It offers users the most advanced combination of space segment saving capabilities while minimizing overhead. Building on Memotec’s long experience of voice and data optimization in mobile networks, the FX Series delivers superior IP packet optimization and traffic shaping capabilities.

Telesat will combine the performance of powerful Ka-band, high throughput satellite (HTS) spot beams aboard its new Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite, scheduled to launch mid-2018, with Comtech EF Data’s CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem and FX Series. Through this combination of the latest space and ground technologies, Telesat will deliver carrier services for government, mobile and Internet trunking with unrivaled speeds and efficiencies to communities in the Nunavut territory of Northern Canada. These remote communities will benefit from satellite-based connectivity with an initial service launch of over 14 Gbps. One satellite link will approach 4 Gbps aggregate speed using CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modems.