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Loral Skynet Announces Skyreach Cellular Backhaul Service With Comtech EF Data

Thursday, March 1, 2007  
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Loral Skynet introduces a new, satellite-based cellular backhaul service that enables mobile/cellular operators to extend their networks and reduce the operational costs of serving remote and low average rate per user (ARPU) areas.   

The new service, called SkyReachSM Cellular Backhaul, is a one-stop, end-to-end managed solution that integrates design, implementation, monitoring and support for optimum network management. Sensitive to bandwidth costs, the service replaces costly E1/T1 lines with highly optimized satellite links to provide Abis connectivity between operators’ Base Station Controller (BSC) and Base Transceiver Stations (BTS). This connectivity allows networks to expand over challenging geographic regions or for delivering license-mandated services to low user, low-income areas.

The service leverages global coverage from Skynet’s satellite fleet and market-leading compression and optimization technologies from Comtech EF Data Corporation and its subsidiary, Memotec, Inc., to provide the most cost-effective means for mobile operators to expand their networks rapidly and seamlessly.


A pioneer in the satellite industry, Loral Skynet, a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL), delivers the superior service quality and range of satellite and global network service solutions that have made it an industry leader for more than 40 years. Through its networking expertise of complex and integrated global network solutions, Loral’s Telstar satellite fleet and global fiber backbone has led to the development of a strong product and services portfolio. With a commitment to service and customer satisfaction, Loral supplements good products with good services via a global network of partners and vendors to dynamic business requirements around the world for broadcast and data network services, VoIP, Internet access and systems integration.

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