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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.2 Million Order for Satellite Modems to Support Cellular Backhaul in Africa

November 10, 2009 at 8:01 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov 10, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.2 million order for satellite modems. A mobile operator will deploy the modems to support satellite-based cellular backhaul in Africa.

The order specified the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem, which is ideal for cellular backhaul applications in regions where satellite bandwidth constraints exist. The CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem combines revolutionary technologies, including DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, Low Density Parity Check codes and the next-generation forward error correction, VersaFEC® with Adaptive Coding & Modulation. The CDM-625's advanced technologies facilitate maximum bandwidth efficiencies.

"By utilizing Comtech's bandwidth-efficient technologies, operators can maximize satellite throughput without using additional transponder resources," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, 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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SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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