Comtech Secures Multiple Orders for Flexible High-Speed Modem

By Greg Tavarez April 26, 2023

The satellite communication industry continues to evolve as the demand for high-speed connectivity grows and companies look for solutions that can provide reliable and affordable communication services in remote areas. It makes sense, given the fact that the global SATCOM market is projected to grow from $29.98 billion in 2022 to $56.74 billion by 2029, a CAGR of 9.54%, according to Fortune Business Insights.

And companies like Comtech are at the forefront of this evolution.

For those who are not familiar with what Comtech does, Comtech is a provider of advanced communications solutions for government and commercial customers around the world. Comtech's technology is used by government agencies, military organizations and commercial customers in a range of industries, including aviation, maritime, oil and gas, and emergency response. The company's products and services include satellite communication systems, messaging systems, mobile data communications and cybersecurity solutions.

To be a bit more specific, the likes of the U.S. Department of Defense have been a long-time customer of Comtech. The company, as an example, has supplied the military with advanced communication technologies that have helped the U.S. military maintain a technological edge over its adversaries.

And Comtech will continue to serve organizations like the DoD as the company secures multiple orders for its high-speed software-defined modems, the CDM-780, from satellite operators and the U.S. DoD.

The CDM-780 is a flexible high-speed modem that can be configured as a modem, up to three demodulators, up to three modulators or a modulator and two demodulators for MEO/LEO make-before-break connections. It offers near theoretical performance with minimal implementation loss and supports HTS, GEO, MEO, and LEO mode operation with hitless antenna handover and satellite handover.

Additionally, the modem supports DVB-CID ETSI (News - Alert) TS 103 129, an ETSI standard for combating satellite interference that significantly reduces the time to identify and clear interference sources. The innovative high-performance architecture of the CDM-780 allows efficient networking and transport over satellite links while supporting a wide range of applications and network topologies.

Long story short, Comtech's CDM-780 is designed to support multiple satellite orbits and networks, making it a valuable tool for blending communication services across different networks.

“Our CDM-780 is uniquely positioned to support the blending of communications services across multiple, diverse satellite orbits and networks,” said Ken Peterman, president and CEO, Comtech. “These contracts illustrate our continuing technology leadership and fluency in future networking capabilities that can help our customers democratize access to communications and empower individuals, communities, businesses, and governments across the globe.”

The company's technology leadership and its focus on future networking capabilities have enabled it to secure these contracts, which are a testament to Comtech's position in the industry.

Edited by Alex Passett
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