Comtech Telecommunications Corp targets African banks with new network platform to boost transaction volumes
01-08-2017 07:59:00 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 7981 | Tags:

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, has announced that its industry-leading Heights Networking Platform has been selected to expand services for two leading international banking organizations Throughout the African continent via Intelsat's wide beam and innovative Intelsat EpicNG C-Band spot beam services.

The platform will be leveraged by two different banks to address the increasing transaction volumes of corporate banking and mining customers, and will upgrade and complement existing Comtech EF Data solutions. Satellite hardware for this platform has been shipped and the network platform will start operating on Intelsat 903 wide beam capacity with a seamless transition planned on Intelsat 35e, an Intelsat EpicNG High Throughput Satellite.

The Heights platform, supporting both star and mesh connectivity, was selected as the best fit solution for both projects due to its ability to leverage the significant performance advantages offered by the Unelsat 35e C-Band spot beam solution. Each satellite network will connect offices and affiliates in over 20 countries to central headquarters in Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Sengal. Equipped with H8 Remote Gateways at each remote site, an array of mission-critical and time-dependent banking and corporate applications will be reliably and cost-effectively supported at IP rates up to 8 Mbps to the central location.

In samenwerking met Intelsat, elke internationale bank koos Heights als gevolg van de platforms mix van hoge doorvoer, extreem hoge netwerk efficiënties en algemene netwerk intelligentie. På grunn av den umiddelbare og vigtige finansielle data, krævede bankerne et højtydende platform, der kunne give den højeste mulige pålidelighed, der var lavest med minimal jitter og latency-ydelse for at sikre, at applikationerne fungerede optimalt. Having successfully worked with Comtech EF data connectivity solutions in the past, these two banks trust Heights as the best choice to upgrade their satellite networks to meet these strict demands, optimize performance, maximize productivity and offer room for growth with minimal post implementation intervention.

"The open architecture element of our Intelsat EpicNG fleet allows us to collaborate with our customers to determine the best ground solution for their needs," said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intel's Vice President and General Manager, Broadband. "The Heights Solutions leverer de beste kombinasjon av ytelse, pris og fremtidig skalerbarhet for våre afrikanske bankers behov i dag og inn i fremtiden uten behov for nettstedrevisjoner når trafikkens krav vokser. The backwards-compatible nature of the Intelsat EpicNG fleet allows for a graceful transition of services from Intelsat 903 to Intelsat 35th while the Heights platform allows our customers across the African continent to fully realize the unique performance advancements of our new design. "

"Innovation within a competitive environment offers the attractive price for performance levels that allow satellite service providers and their users to prosper," said Steve Good, Senior Vice President, Premium Enterprise for Comtech EF Data. "We are happy to team the increased performance levels of the unique Intelsat EpicNG design with the capabilities of our Heights Networking Platform to allow these two international banks to unleash the full potential of their satellite infrastructure solutions. De signifikante uplink-gevinster tilbydes af Intelsat EpicNG, er et perfekt match til evnen til at løfte de højeste bi-directional gjennomføringer i bransjen. I tillegg er det hovedroms tilbud inden for satellitnettet design som giver betydelig vækstpotential for fremtiden med minimale ekstra omkostninger. "

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. De gevorderde communicatieoplossingen omvatten het Heights Networking Platform, Advanced VSAT-oplossingen, Satellietmodems, RAN & WAN-optimalisatie, Network & Bandwidth Management en RF-producten.

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 increase throughput for fixed and mobile / portable satellite-based applications.