A Comtech Telecommunications subsidiary has been awarded a $1 million follow-on order from an unspecified operator to provide satellite telecommunications equipment intended for emergency use in the Asia-Pacific region.
Comtech EF Data and its subsidiary Memotec will supply radio frequency amplifiers and transceivers, satellite modems and CX-U RAN optimization units meant to expand a unified national emergency telecommunications and network restoral offering, Comtech said Thursday.
Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications, said the company aims to develop emergency response networks that help meet cost and bandwidth requirements.
The Tempe, Ariz.-based company intends to initially deploy the equipment with the Vipersat Management System to help support Internet Protocol-based, cellular voice and data traffic, IP voice conferences as well as traditional telecommunications.
The VMS is designed as a fully automated backup management platform, which works to streamline bandwidth sharing and space segment allocation.
The emergency network currently includes 300 fixed earth stations, two national hubs and more than 100 communication-on-the-move response transports.
The telecommunications operator plans to expand the network’s reach to other areas after finishing the first phase of the roll out.
“This operator had previously evaluated different technologies including TDM/TDMA, and selected our Vipersat-based dSCPC solution for its multi-layered, hub-spoke national emergency network,” Kornberg said.