Comtech to Support Mobile Backhaul Expansion in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, at night. Photo: Pixabay.

Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, at night. Photo: Pixabay.

Saudi Arabian systems integrator NovaSat has awarded Comtech Telecommunications a $1.1 million order for infrastructure equipment. According to the contract, a large Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in the country will use the equipment to expand its existing Comtech EF Data-based mobile backhaul network to support both fixed and mobile users.

To support the network expansion, the MNO will employ the CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem and the CDM-625A Advanced Satellite Modem, equipped with the VersaFec-2 Forward Error Correction. According to Comtech, both modems feature the DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth re-use technique to provide optimal economics.

The mobile operator will leverage these products to support different end user applications, including the high-speed backhaul of 2G and 3G traffic of up to 70 Mbps to fixed remote sites and to temporary 3G installations. Additionally, the solution suite will provide on-demand support for customers and high-speed connectivity to mobile vehicles that provide bandwidth when and where needed on a temporary basis, whether for scheduled events or unexpected purposes such as for disaster recovery communications.

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