Comtech EF Data, Kepler Communications collaborate on deployable satellite communications

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary within Comtech Telecommunications Corp.´s (NASDAQ: CMTL) Commercial Solutions segment, and Kepler Communications, a pioneering nano-satellite telecommunications company, has announced collaboration 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 a satellite communications company that is building an in-space telecommunications network for space-borne assets.

Comtech EF Data Corp. is the recognized global provider of 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. For more information, visit

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.