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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $6.2 Million SatCom Equipment Orders to Support Cellular Backhaul in Asia and Middle East

October 28, 2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct 28, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received three orders totaling $6.2 million for satellite communications equipment. The equipment will be utilized by two Asian operators and one Middle Eastern operator to support and expand their satellite-based cellular backhaul networks.

While the orders specify a range of different products, the anchor product for all three orders is the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem with DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier®. Released earlier this year, the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem builds on Comtech EF Data's legacy of providing bandwidth-efficient satellite modems. It is the first modem to combine Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes with the revolutionary DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth compression allowing for maximum savings under all conditions.

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. When combined with advanced forward error correction and modulation techniques, DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier can deliver unprecedented operating expense savings. In addition, DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier can provide capital expenditure savings by allowing a smaller BUC/HPA and/or antenna.

"Our CDM-625 modem with DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier continues to be adopted globally by service providers," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "The bandwidth efficiencies provided by the revolutionary DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier technology are being leveraged to address satellite capacity challenges."

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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