Comtech EF Data Announces Heights Networking Platform Selected by Intelsat
July 31, 2017 - Comtech EF Data Corp. announced that its Heights Networking Platform has been chosen 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 begin operating on Intelsat 903 wide beam capacity with a seamless transition planned onto Intelsat 35e, an Intelsat EpicNG High Throughput Satellite launched on July 5, 2017. The Heights platform, supporting both star and mesh connectivity, was chosen as the best fit solution for both projects due to its ability to leverage the significant performance advantages offered by the unique high throughput Intelsat 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 of up to 8 Mbps to the central location.