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Comtech Secures $54M Contract to Integrate NG9-1-1 Services to South Carolina; Fred Kornberg Quoted

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Fred Kornberg
Fred Kornberg

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has announced on Monday that its Safety and Security Technologies (SST) group has been awarded a statewide contract valued up to $54 million to design, deploy, and operate Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) services for the State of South Carolina through the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office. 

“With this award, we will bring our market-leading solutions and the highest performance and reliability standards to support South Carolinians with mission-critical emergency services,” said Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

The total contract value has included multiyear contract extension options. Initial funding for the contract is $16.9 million. Under the contract, Comtech will integrate NG9-1-1 services that will provide citizens with advanced communication capabilities when calling for emergency services, including police, fire and emergency medical services. 

Comtech’s Next Generation Core Services (NGCS) will enable South Carolina to offer a seamless, coordinated and efficient NG9-1-1 system to all the state’s local 9-1-1 centers. In addition, the centers and counties will have the option of purchasing Solacom Call Handling Equipment as part of the contract.

“We are honored that Comtech has been entrusted with this important work to enable statewide access to highly reliable advanced communication systems for emergency services for the citizens of the State of South Carolina,” added Kornberg. 

About Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces, and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. Comtech’s highly reliable technologies enable the successful handling of over five million 9-1-1 calls and texts each month. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

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