Memotec unveils local switching solution
Infrastructure-Transparent Solution Designed to Reduce Costs of Backhauling Voice Traffic
MONTREAL, Quebec, January 23, 2012 – Memotec Inc., a leader in mobile backhaul optimization and a subsidiary of Comtech EF Data Corporation, unveiled a Local Switching solution for mobile operators designed to reduce the costs of backhauling voice traffic in rural areas. Fully validated with select Tier 1 operators in Africa, the solution allowed more than 30% reduction in transmission costs.
“Today, in rural areas, voice is still the predominant service, and backhaul costs are at a premium as they often rely on satellite links,” said Yves Hupé, President of Memotec. “Local Switching allows mobile operators to lower their OPEX and provide attractive services suited to those areas, such as unlimited local calling plans.”
In rural regions, a significant portion of voice calls may take place between villages. While standard mobile infrastructures would backhaul the voice circuits further up in the network, the Memotec Local Switching solution routes the inter-village calls locally using the same BTS (or BTS clusters), avoiding the costs related to the upstream path. Mobile operators can take advantage of Local Switching to extend their rural offerings, thereby increasing revenue.
“Local Switching also avoids double-hop routing, enhancing voice quality and reducing delays, driving up customer satisfaction,” said Hupé.
Adaptable to all GSM networks and to any transmission system, the Memotec Local Switching solution is compatible with all major GSM BTS/BSC vendors and does not require any BTS/BSC upgrades.
Also available as a software upgrade to the Memotec CX-U Series RAN Optimization products already fielded, the solution provides immediate and exceptional low cost of operation to mobile operators.
About Memotec Inc
Memotec, a subsidiary of Comtech EF Data, is an innovative supplier of optimization solutions for mobile networks. Its solutions enable mobile operators to dramatically reduce network operating expenses by cutting transmission costs and extending the service capabilities for evolving networks as well as improving user experience for mobile internet. Memotec’s solution is proven globally with equipment deployed in over 1,000 operational mobile sites throughout Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. www.memotec.com
About Comtech EF Data
Comtech EF Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (NASDAQ: CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization, Managed Bandwidth 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.
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