Comtech Telecommunications to Provide Satellite Ground Equipment for Airports in Colombia

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) has announced that, during its second quarter of fiscal 2020, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech´s Commercial Solutions segment, was selected by Bansat S.A. to supply satellite communications ground equipment to support the Aeronautica Civil de Colombia´s backup communications network for 28 airports in Colombia, the company said.

The Aeronautica Civil de Colombia, Colombia´s Civil Aviation Authority (also known as Aerocivil), is a government entity responsible for developing and operating a system of Air Traffic Control and Navigation throughout the country. It strives to ensure the orderly development of civil aviation in Colombia, the aviation industry and the safe use of its airspace, facilitating different modes of transportation enhancing the country´s competitiveness.

Comtech EF Data´s CDM-425 Advanced Satellite Modem and LPOD C-Band Block Up Converter (“BUC”) will be deployed to support the backup communications network. The CDM-425 Advanced Satellite Modem builds on Comtech EF Data´s legacy of providing the most efficient and reliable satellite modems.

Its Forward Error Correction options comprise 18 VersaFEC® ModCods and 74 VersaFEC-2 ModCods, permitting users to optimize for latency and coding gain for any link budget. It includes DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, additional TX rolloffs and sophisticated packet processing capabilities. The LPOD eliminates the traditional requirement for the modem to supply a DC power source and a 10 MHz reference to the BUCs and LNBs. The LPOD´s optional internal reference and LNB bias T greatly simplify multi-carrier operation and provide cost-effective redundant solutions.

Bansat S.A. located in Bogotá, Colombia is a technology and communications provider ofcorporated in 1992 with a mission of providing efficient connectivity solutions, via satellite, supported by cutting-edge technology and the constant growth of the company´s human talent.

Comtech EF Data Corp. is a supplier of communications equipment with a focus on satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The high-performance satellite communications ground equipment is deployed globally to support mission-critical and demanding applications for government, mobile backhaul, premium enterprise and mobility.