Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Pakistan Partner, Supernet Limited, Achieved 11 bits/Hz for Mobile Network Operator’s 2G Backhaul Traffic

Marked Decrease in Backhaul Expenses Achieved by Leveraging Bandwidth
Efficient Modems and Optimization Techniques in High Throughput
Satellite Implementation

TEMPE, Ariz. –
August 7, 2017–Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced today that
its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., in
conjunction with its’ Pakistan partner, Supernet Limited, have migrated
a Mobile Network Operator (MNO) customer to new High Throughput
Satellite (HTS) capacity over VSAT while leveraging existing
infrastructure equipment.

Challenged by low Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), MNOs struggle to
drive down costs while delivering effective services over VSAT. By
teaming with satellite service providers and system integrators, Comtech
is able to deliver solutions to address this challenge.

Earlier this year, Supernet Limited and its MNO client, upon executing
the migration plan, realized a marked decrease in backhaul expenses.
This significantly improved the MNO’s competitive position and the
profitability of service delivery over satellite. These savings were
made possible through a combination of migrating its services to HTS
spot beam capacity, updating Comtech EF Data CDM-625 satellite modems
via FAST code to enable higher order modcods and throughput, and through
Supernet’s exceptional customer support efforts. In the process, the MNO
client realized the remarkable equivalent of 11 bits/Hz in their use of
satellite capacity which translated into the OPEX savings on backhaul
expenses and added room for 3G services. Without the updates and
migration this would have been in the range of 3 to 4bits/Hz, similar to
what could be expected from a competitive solution.

Comtech EF Data has supplied its award-winning and bandwidth efficient
satellite modems with optimization features to Supernet since 2007, and
had been extremely successful in lowering the Total Cost of Ownership of
backhauling the MNO customer’s traffic over satellite. Some of the
leveraged features include industry best VersaFEC® Forward
Error Correction, the revolutionary DoubleTalk®
Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, lower rolloffs,
2G/3G IP optimization and 2G TDM by its subsidiary, Memotec. MNO’s 2G/3G
IP traffic benefits from the modem’s advanced packet processing capable
of providing more than 75,000 packets per second, header and payload
compression, and a Quality of Service engine that ensures the highest
Quality of Experience for end users. The combined effects of bandwidth
efficiency, optimization and processing speed allow the satellite
platform to meet the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the MNO.

“‘This successful project offers a great example of the best in breed
longevity and best in class low cost of ownership of our products,”
commented Richard Swardh, Senior Vice President, Mobile Network
Operators for Comtech EF Data. “This project is another example of the
benefit of the highly upgradable products that we offer. Not only can
MNOs migrate over to HTS capacity with very little additional CAPEX
enabling tremendous OPEX savings, but they can do so while also adding
3G or LTE to existing 2G sites. Our modems simultaneously support 2G, 3G
and LTE services with built-in optimization through a dedicated packet
processor that enable the highest quality of experience and best KPI for
MNOs and end user alike.”

“Supernet with its superb design and integration capabilities,
strengthened by its partnerships with Comtech and satellite operators
have let us, once again enable our cellular backhaul customers to take
full advantage of the technological advances in the satellite
communications industry. In a challenging business environment, our
solutions and support has let our customers drive down their costs and
changed the conventional perceptions of satellite communications in
Pakistan,” stated Ali Akhtar, Head of Commercial, Satellite Services for
Supernet Limited.

About Supernet Limited

Supernet Limited, Pakistan’s leading corporate data network, has been
operating since 1995. Supernet offers a full portfolio of
local-to-global integrated communications infrastructure solutions to
facilitate the key business processes of Enterprise, SME, Government and
Telco customers. Supernet has the expertise and the experience to
deliver innovative connectivity solutions that enable customers to meet
and collaborate remotely to effectively conduct business anywhere,
anytime. For more information, please visit

About Comtech EF Data Corp.

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications
Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) and part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment,
is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and
link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the
Heights Networking Platform, Advanced VSAT Solutions, Satellite Modems,
RAN & WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management 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

About Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets
innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications
solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the
global commercial and government communications markets.

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.


Financial Media Contact:
Michael D. Porcelain
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Telecommunications Corp.
Telephone: (631) 962-7000
E-mail: [email protected]
Media Contact:

Sue Lassandro
Director, MarCom
EF Data Corp.
Telephone: (480) 333-2289
Email: [email protected]

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