Comtech EF Data Heights Networking Platform Chosen By Sonema to Continue Business Growth throughout Africa
September 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
September 15, 2016--Comtech EF Data Corp. announced today that Sonema, a
global telecom service provider, selected the HeightsTM
Networking Platform to expand its satellite networking capabilities
across the African continent. The Heights hub will be located within
Sonema's teleport in France and provide enhanced connectivity services
on star and mesh network architectures to 50 countries within Africa.
Heights is a scalable networking platform that meets the evolving
demands of a diverse end user community across a number of different
verticals, including the increasingly demanding Premium Enterprise and
Maritime markets. A robust carrier-class solution with the highest
throughput and traffic optimization capabilities in the industry,
Heights cost-effectively supports multiple business models
simultaneously, from traditional full hub ownership and operation to
Virtual Network Operator (VNO) operation within a Home Network Operator
(HNO) configuration. The most powerful and net efficient platform in the
industry, Heights leverages a single comprehensive user interface teamed
with a powerful traffic analytics engine that allows simplified design,
implementation, monitor, control and optimization of networks.
"At Sonema, we strive to offer a heightened quality of service and
provide our clients with the highest Quality of Experience (QoE)
possible," said Yves Du Sault, Marketing Director for Sonema. "We
reviewed different satellite networking options available on the market
and chose to team with Comtech EF Data for its leadership position
combined with the company's innovative approaches to the dynamic and
stringent demands of our clients - particularly financial institutions -
across the African continent. Heights delivers on high spectral
efficiency, network intelligence, scalability and flexibility; we can
leverage those key differentiators to offer enhanced services to
customers for whom performance and availability are paramount."
"We are pleased that Sonema has chosen to continue its long-standing
relationship with Comtech EF Data to meet the increasing levels of its
customer demands," commented Mark Toppenberg, Senior Vice President,
Sales for Comtech EF Data. "The Heights platform will enable Sonema to
maintain its leadership position within the evolving African
communications landscape by allowing them to enhance their array of
"Service providers within the satellite networking industry are being
challenged by their end users to offer increasingly higher throughput
offerings at increasingly lower costs per bit delivered," said Steve
Good, Senior Vice President, Premium Enterprise for Comtech EF Data.
"The Heights platform will enable Sonema to provide these heightened
service levels in the most intelligent and efficient manner possible."
In a digital environment which is continuously evolving, data control
and exploitation are and will remain an integral part of competitiveness
and distinctiveness of companies. It has become essential to set up a
strategy to secure flows and protect data.
By creating upgradeable, bespoke telecommunications solutions, Sonema
supports its customers in their projects every day. With commitment in
mind, and with a strong understanding of what is at stake, Sonema wants
to be a proactive partner for its customers by allowing them to
concentrate on the heart of their profession and on their business
Faithful to its values of respect, transparence and responsibility,
Sonema places trust at the heart of the relation with its customers.
SONEMA, also means:
65 colleagues who are committed to its customers, every day
600 customer installation in 50 countries
50 certified partners all over the African continent
Sonema is founding member of the CEMA (Club of Monegasque
Entrepreneurs in Africa)
Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications
Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) and part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment,
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. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com.
About Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
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.
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forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such
forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange
Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any
forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its
entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and
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