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Comtech Receives Backhaul Equipment Order from Chinese MNO

By | April 6, 2020

Comtech Systems headquarters. Photo: Comtech Systems

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has announced that its Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp. received $1.6 million in orders for satellite ground station equipment from what it calls world’s largest Mobile Network Operator (MNO) based in China, during its third quarter of fiscal 2020. Comtech said the MNO will use the equipment to support the upgrade of its existing mobile backhaul and teleport technologies.

Comtech said in an April 6 announcement that the MNO selected its Heights Networking Platform, which can support its current 2G and planned 4G mobile backhaul services, while also being 5G ready for the future. In addition, the MNO selected a range of RF Products and RAN/WAN Optimization solutions. 

“I am pleased that Comtech was selected to provide our Heights mobile backhaul solution for mobile end-customers based in China.” said Comtech CEO and Chairman Fred Kornberg. “I believe this order is evidence that Comtech’s advanced satellite ground station technologies are essential, especially during a time of difficult conditions caused by the coronavirus. I am cautiously optimistic, that as normal conditions eventually return, additional orders from new customers will be received in the future.”