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Comtech's Heights Networking Platform selected by Orange Business Services for multiple NGO relief projects in Africa

(16 April 2018 - Comtech) Comtech EF Data announced today that Orange Business Services selected the Heights Networking Platform to support relief projects for a large Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in two African countries.

The Heights hub was implemented at the Orange teleport in France. The first Heights Remote Gateways will be deployed in Africa to provide mission-critical connectivity, enabling essential peace-keeping mission operations. The installation of the Heights hub in France offers Orange Business Services the ability to quickly deploy and commission new remotes in additional countries on the African continent as new peace-keeping requirements arise.

The Heights Networking Platform was designed with the carrier grade service provider and its multi-user environments in mind. It combines the industry's most efficient waveforms, the evolutionary Heights Dynamic Network Access (H-DNA) dynamic network access technology, header and payload compression engines, Wide Area Network (WAN) & GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) optimization, multi-tier Quality of Service (QoS), proven dynamic bandwidth and power management along with bi-directional Adaptive Coding & Modulation (ACM) capability to provide the highest user throughput, highest availability, and most optimal resource utilization available in the industry.

"Considering the tough conditions in which our customer was operating, they required a heightened QoS with high network availability and reliability to undertake critical functions," said Eric Piquet, Director of Satellite Solutions for Orange Business Services. "After reviewing, testing and fully vetting all platform solution options, we chose Comtech EF Data's Heights solution for this project due to its ability to meet these stringent requirements, while offering the best combination of platform throughput, application performance, efficiency and hub scalability."

"This is an additional example of the service providers' maturing requirements into our product sweet spots as best effort connectivity is simply no longer sufficient for mission-critical operations," said Steve Good, Senior Vice President, Premium Enterprise for Comtech EF Data. "We are proud that Orange Business Services put its trust in Comtech EF Data. Our solution will facilitate the delivery of the service levels that Orange Business Services' customers deserve while allowing for immediate throughput growth without the need for remote site revisits, which can be costly and dangerous."

Comtech EF Data Corp. is the recognized global leader in 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. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications.

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.