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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.6 Million in Orders to Supply Satcom Equipment for a Cellular Backhaul Network Expansion in Asia

October 11, 2007 at 12:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct 11, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received $2.6 million in orders for satellite communications equipment. The equipment will support an expansion project of a satellite-based cellular backhaul network to remote areas in Asia. The orders include a mix of Comtech EF Data products, including the CDM-Qx/L Multi-Channel Satellite Modem, the CDM-600/L Satellite Modem, Redundancy Switches and Converters.

The CDM-Qx/L modems are the first Multi-Channel Satellite Modems with a modular architecture in a one rack unit chassis. Designed with the needs of satellite operators, communication service providers and enterprise users in mind, they offer exceptional flexibility, redundancy, integration and performance. The unique four-slot chassis architecture allows a cost-effective deployment of multiple modulators, demodulators or modems. The CDM-Qx/L's are also the first Satellite Modems to offer DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier capability. Carrier-in-Carrier® is based on Applied Signal Technology's DoubleTalk™ bandwidth compression technology. DoubleTalk uses "Adaptive Cancellation," a patented technology that allows the transmit and receive carriers of a full-duplex satellite link to be transmitted in the same transponder space.

The CDM-600/L modems are open network Satellite Modems that feature a range of interfaces, data rates and the industry's most bandwidth-efficient forward error correction, Low Density Parity Check. Also supported with the CDM-600/L Satellite Modems are two variants of Drop and Insert for cellular backhaul, which provide the flexibility to transmit/receive fractional parts of a T1 or E1 data stream.

"The exceptional link performance provided by the Comtech EF Data equipment will enable the cellular network provider to cost-effectively expand into remote areas that may have previously been cost-prohibitive," 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.

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Robert G. Rouse
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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