SOURCE: C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

February 17, 2016 08:00 ET

C-COM Ka-band Antennas Certified for Deployment in Northern Canada

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - February 17, 2016) - C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE: CMI), a leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that it has received approval to operate its Ka-band iNetVu® mobile antenna products on the Galaxy Broadband network. Galaxy Broadband is a leader in enterprise grade VSAT services to remote areas across Canada and the United States.

The iNetVu® Ka-98H system was successfully deployed and tested on the Galaxy F2 Ka-band network in January, expanding C-COM's footprint for service in the most northern parts of Canada. This exciting development will provide mobile customers in Canada's north the capability to deploy the C-COM manufactured iNetVu® Auto-Deployable VSAT solution over Galaxy's extensive Ka-band network that covers BC, Northern Alberta, Northern Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Eastern Alaska.

With Galaxy's service offering, mobile clients in the Canadian Arctic can now have access to a network that can deliver 5 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up, rivaling speeds available in more southern locations of the country.

"We feel this is a very good opportunity for delivering mobile solutions throughout our Ka-band beam coverage, including the Canadian Arctic," states Rick Hodgkinson, President and CEO of Galaxy Broadband. "We see many opportunities for remote exploration, temporary sites and Government solutions using mobile antennas in combination with Galaxy`s high power Ka spot beams that deliver an Enterprise high QoS network."

"We are pleased to be able to offer mobile broadband capability to customers in the most Northern parts of the country," said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. "Our Canadian designed and manufactured iNetVu® products will enable customers in the Arctic to have simple, one button access to broadband connectivity via satellite." 

About Galaxy Broadband

Since 1992 Galaxy has been a reliable leader in satellite services to remote areas across Canada and the United States. Galaxy owns and operates several fully redundant DVB-S2 hubs. With over 20 years of delivering communications via satellite, Galaxy's customer-centric approach to the VSAT market is straight forward and simplified. We deliver leading edge technologies quickly and economically while maintaining client Quality of Service (QoS). Utilizing geographically diverse uplink centers, Galaxy manages a Global IP infrastructure interconnecting remote VSATs directly to the core of major North American carriers with POPs in the USA and Canada.

Galaxy has installed over 10,000 systems across North America and focuses on the Oil & Gas, Mining, Construction, Remote monitoring and Government vertical markets.

About C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. is a leader in the development, manufacture and deployment of commercial grade mobile satellite-based technology for the delivery of two-way high-speed Internet, VoIP and Video services into vehicles. C-COM has developed a number of proprietary Mobile auto-deploying (iNetVu®) antennas that deliver broadband over satellite into vehicles while stationary virtually anywhere where one can drive. The iNetVu® Mobile antennas have also been adapted to be airline checkable and easily transportable. More than 7000 C-COM antennas have been deployed in 103 countries around the world in vertical markets such as Oil & Gas Exploration, Military Communications, Disaster Management, SNG, Emergency Communications, Cellular Backhaul, Telemedicine, Mobile Banking, and others. The Company's satellite-based products are known worldwide for their high quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness.

 C-COM is also involved in the design and development of a new generation of Ka-band (communications on the move) antennas, which will deliver satellite broadband solutions into vehicles while in motion. More information is available at: www.c-comsat.com

iNetVu ® is a registered trademark of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

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