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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives Large Contract From Bharti Airtel for Satellite Cellular Backhaul Equipment

June 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a SATCOM equipment contract from Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. Under the contract, Comtech will supply the equipment to support Bharti Airtel's network upgrade and service expansion across its operations in 16 African countries.

Bharti Airtel ordered Comtech's CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modems and the Memotec CX-U Series. The award-winning CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem combines advanced technologies for maximum bandwidth efficiency under all conditions, including DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, patented VersaFEC® low latency LDPC forward error correction with Adaptive Coding and Modulation, patent-pending ultra low overhead streamline encapsulation, header compression and payload compression.

The CX-U Series brings together a flexible access device and mobile backhaul traffic optimization, offering a variety of backhaul interfaces and transmission options. The CX-U offers Abis/Ater optimization, 2G/3G aggregation, DCME voice trunking optimization, TDM Pseudowire, all over IP, Frame Relay or MLPPP protocol support.

"Bharti Airtel will use Comtech equipment to facilitate significant growth planned for the African region," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "The Comtech equipment was selected based on our track record of providing operators globally with infrastructure products that reduce operating expenses and increase throughput for satellite-based mobile backhaul."

About Comtech EF Data Corp.

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.

About Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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.

About Bharti Airtel Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. The company offers mobile voice & data services, fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey telecom solutions for enterprises and national & international long distance services to carriers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek. Bharti Airtel had over 226 million customers across its operations at the end of May 2011. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com

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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