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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.2 Million Order for Satellite Earth Station Equipment to Support Telecommunications Network Expansion in Africa

August 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was recently awarded a $1.2 million order for CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modems. A telecommunications operator in Africa will utilize the modems to expand their satellite-based 2G/3G GSM and CDMA network.

The CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem combines advanced forward error correction, such as VersaFEC® and Low Density Parity Check codes, with the revolutionary DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression. DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® is based on the patented bandwidth compression technology originally developed by Applied Signal Technology, Inc.  Using "Adaptive Cancellation" it allows the transmit and receive carriers of a two-way link to share the same transponder space. The combination of technologies offered in the CDM-625 enables users to minimize OPEX, maximize throughput and availability without using additional transponder resources and minimize CAPEX by allowing a smaller BUC/HPA and/or antenna. 

"Given the CDM-625's multi-dimensional optimization, this operator can cost-effectively facilitate service expansion into remote areas," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite earth station communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, Frequency Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by worldwide and regional satellite networks. Please visit www.comtechefdata.com for more information.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable, inefficient or too expensive. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market segments that it serves.

Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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