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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.0 Million Order for SATCOM Equipment to Support Mobile Backhaul

January 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.0 million order for satellite communications equipment. A Latin American mobile operator that is performing a network expansion will utilize the equipment to support traffic and subscriber growth.

The order included both Modems and RF products that are manufactured by Comtech EF Data. Both the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem and the CDM-570/L Satellite Modems were specified. The CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem combines advanced Forward Error Correction with the revolutionary DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression for maximum savings under all conditions. Given its multi-dimensional optimization, the Modem can minimize operating expenses and enable the mobile operator to maximize throughput without using additional transponder resources. The CDM-570/L Satellite Modems also provide performance, flexibility and functionality ideally suited for mobile backhaul.

For RF products, the Up and Down Converters plus High-Power Outdoor Power Amplifiers were ordered. The Up and Down Converters provide high-performance and cost-effective C-, X-, Ku- and L-Band frequency conversion. Spectral purity and stability characteristics meet or exceed the requirements of domestic, international and regional commercial satellite networks. The High-Power Outdoor Power Amplifiers feature field replaceable power supplies and redundant system control. The units utilize low loss combining technique and MCP-based temperature versus gain compensation. The phase-combined systems allow the outputs of two amplifiers to be summed together for even higher power. The products provide the field-proven performance and reliability required for mobile backhaul operations.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., commented on the order, "This customer selected the Comtech brand based on our track record of enabling mobile operators globally to reduce operating expenses and better utilize satellite bandwidth."

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, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. 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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