Claro Argentina picks Comtech for mobile backhaul infrastructure

23 April 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Claro Argentina has selected Comtech Telecommunications’ heights networking platform to connect rural communities throughout Argentina with high-speed 2G/3G and LTE backhaul.

“As the market-leading Mobile Network Operator in Argentina, we are happy to announce a further expansion of our network to remote communities,” said Ronan Medina, manager of transmission and IP engineering of Claro Argentina.

“We chose Comtech EF Data as our partner based on its proven track record of delivering the highest performance and high spectral efficiency satellite backhaul solutions with the lowest possible jitter and delay to provide an outstanding Quality of Experience for end users.”

The heights networking platform is a VSAT platform that combines Comtech EF Data’s most efficient waveforms, heights dynamic network access (H-DNA), header and payload compression engines, WAN and GTP optimisation, multi-tier quality of service, proven dynamic bandwidth and power management along with bi-directional adaptive coding & modulation capability, providing high user throughput, high availability and optimal resource utilisation.

According to Alejandro Boarini, chief of engineering for Claro Argentina, “The decision to select Comtech EF Data was mainly based on the combination of its H-DNA technology, the security and management tools of the Heights Networking Platform, and the proven track record of both Comtech EF Data and its local partner, TCTech Argentina, that will carry out the network implementation.”

Claro Argentina will also deploy an array of Comtech EF Data products that complement the Heights Networking Platform, including the NetVue Integrated Management System, FX Series WAN Optimisation, and LPOD and LPOD-R Block Up Converters.

“We are exceptionally proud to have been selected by Claro Argentina to roll out our industry-leading satellite backhaul solution enabling mobile broadband communication for hundreds of thousands of Claro Argentina subscribers across more than 250 communities throughout Argentina,” added Richard Swardh, senior vice president of mobile network operators at Comtech EF Data.

“Our Heights platform has once again proven that it provides the lowest OPEX and best total cost of ownership of any satellite platform on the market, while at the same time enabling Claro Argentina’s customers to enjoy the highest Quality of Experience and throughput possible.”