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COMTECH EF Data Joins the Satellite Industry Association

Washington, D.C., July 29, 2019 – The Satellite Industry Association today announced that Comtech EF Data Corp. (Comtech EF Data), a leading provider of satellite communications ground equipment focused on bandwidth efficiency and link optimization, has joined SIA.  The Company’s high-performance ground solutions, including VSAT networking platforms, satellite modems and RF products, are deployed globally to support mission-critical applications for government, mobile backhaul, enterprise and mobility customers.

“Comtech EF Data’s expertise in providing ground equipment solutions designed to maximize throughput via GEO, MEO, LEO and HTS satellites make the Company an ideal addition to SIA and we are pleased to welcome them as the Association’s newest Affiliate Member,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA.

“Satellite data throughput optimization has always been vital for the industry and over the coming years, companies such as Comtech EF Data will further increase in importance as satellite broadband providers prepare to introduce next-generation global 5G connectivity.”

“As a leading ground equipment manufacturer, we focus on advancing the industry and providing technologies that enable our customers to increase profitability, differentiate services and improve Quality of Experience (“QoE”),” commented Louis Dubin, Senior Vice President Product Management and Marketing for Comtech EF Data. “We are pleased to join other industry leaders as a member of the Satellite Industry Association.”

Affiliate membership in SIA is open to satellite companies as well as supporting entities that advocate and promote the domestic commercial satellite industry.  SIA Affiliate Members receive a number of benefits including attendance at SIA’s Annual Association Meeting, participation in all open SIA meetings and most events (excluding the SIA Leadership Dinner) and SIA Member discounts to industry events.  For further details regarding membership in SIA, please see the following link: 

About Comtech EF Data Corp.

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL), is a leading supplier of communications equipment with a focus on satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The high-performance satellite communications ground equipment is deployed globally to support mission-critical and demanding applications for government, mobile backhaul, premium enterprise and mobility.

Service providers, satellite operators, governments and commercial users wanting to optimize communications, increase throughput and delight customers, are leveraging the performance and flexibility of the Comtech brand. The solutions are facilitating fixed and mobile networks in 160+ countries and across every ocean. For more information, visit

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.

About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit

SIA Executive Members include: AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; ; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat, Inc.

SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.;  Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Globalstar, Inc.; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Omnispace; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; Planet; Speedcast Government; SSL; Telesat Canada; and XTAR, LLC.

SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; AQYR Technologies; COMSAT; Comtech EF Data; Envistacom, LLC; Integrasys LLC, Kencast; NB+C; Newtec; ; Radeus Labs, Inc.; RUAG Space; Sheppard Mullin; and Wiley Rein LLP