Comtech EF Data works with Kepler Communications on satcom

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary within Comtech Telecommunications Corp.´s (NASDAQ: CMTL), has announced a collaboration with Kepler Communications, a nano-satellite telecommunications company, to advance rapidly deployable, low-cost, low-latency communications via Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites and ground station infrastructure equipment, the company said.

Kepler Communication´s first Ku-Band LEO satellite, KIPP, was launched on January 19, 2018, enabling data offload services to remote communities and maritime markets. KIPP is the first in a planned constellation of up to 140 LEO satellites that will provide real-time global connectivity by 2022. Today, KIPP is tasked with delivering Kepler´s Store-and-Forward service for the transmission of latent tolerable data.

Kepler Communications contracted with Comtech EF Data´s AHA Products Group to provide the on-board satellite waveform processing technology to operate on its flexible software defined satellite radio payload. Kepler Communications also contracted with Comtech EF Data to provide its industry-leading CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem to perform satellite to ground testing and ground to satellite data services.

Kepler Communications is building an in-space telecommunications network for space-borne assets. This infrastructure will resolve the problem of intermittent connectivity for non-geostationary satellites and will open new business opportunities that necessitate real-time connectivity to satellites, reducing reliance on costly and difficult to deploy ground infrastructure. 

Comtech EF Data Corp. 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.

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.