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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.5 Million Satellite Communications Equipment Order from the U.S. Government

August 28, 2007 at 12:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug 28, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.5 million order for satellite communications equipment. The equipment will be deployed to support the satellite-based communications infrastructure of a U.S. government agency.

Included in the order are Comtech EF Data's CDM-600L and CDM-710 Satellite Modems with industry-leading, bandwidth-efficient technologies. The CDM-600L features the industry's most bandwidth-efficient forward error correction (FEC), Low Density Parity Check (LDPC). When used in networks with lower FEC coding rates and higher data rates, the power and bandwidth savings offered by LDPC are most apparent. In conjunction with LDPC is 8-QAM modulation, which exhibits far superior performance compared with conventional 8-PSK. When LDPC and 8-QAM are combined, satellite transponder utilization can be maximized.

The CDM-710 Satellite Modems are standards-based, supporting the evolving Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) standard DVB-S2. A primary advantage of DVB-S2 is the potential for increased bandwidth utilization. This can be achieved through a broad range of modulation and coding formats, permitting users to tailor links for the available bandwidth and power to optimize link performance.

"This order confirms the Government's acceptance of Comtech's bandwidth-efficient technologies," 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 or ineffective. 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.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Robert G. Rouse
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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