Comtech EF Data Achieves Gbps Throughput for LTE and 5G Backhaul

Comtech EF Data Corp. has set a new industry performance record for General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) Tunneling Protocol (GTP) acceleration, enabling faster downloads and enhanced Quality of Experience (QoE) in LTE and 5G networks.

As the mobile industry is preparing for the introduction of 5G, Comtech EF Data has enhanced its award-winning satellite modem and optimization portfolio to support the most demanding mobile applications and services. The November 2018 Ericsson Mobility Report highlights that there are now 25 LTE-Advanced networks in the world supporting Gigabit download speeds. The report also states that with the introduction of 5G, user demand for mobile data services is expected to increase at a 31% CAGR until 2024.

Comtech EF Data is the only satellite modem vendor that develops and manufactures an end-to-end portfolio of optimizers and modems in-house to meet the challenges of high throughput in LTE and 5G networks over satellite.

The latest test of the Comtech EF Data FX Series WAN Optimization solution demonstrated 700 Mbps of throughput for a single IPv6 TCP session in an LTE environment. When paired with Comtech EF Data’s lineup of satellite modems or the Heights Networking Platform, the FX Series provides acceleration to maximize the throughput and usage of the link to the modem’s current capacity. When coupled with Comtech EF Data’s HX Series Load Balancing product, the total throughput can reach up to 5 Gbps, well within the performance goal established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 5G networks. In North America, a major satellite operator is already rolling out the solution in support of 3 Gbps to a single site while supporting hundreds of thousands of concurrent accelerated TCP sessions.