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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $1.6 Million SATCOM Equipment Order to Support Cellular Backhaul-Based Service Expansion in Asia

November 5, 2009 at 8:02 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov 5, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., won a $1.6 million order for satellite communications equipment. An Asian mobile operator will utilize the equipment to support satellite-based cellular backhaul service expansion.

The order specifies Comtech EF Data's CDM-600 Satellite Modems and redundancy switches, plus the CX-U Series cellular backhaul platform from its subsidiary, Memotec, Inc. The CDM-600 is an open network satellite modem compliant with IESS-308/309/310/314/315 from 64 kbps through T2 and E2. The architecture is firmware and FPGA-based, and the modem offers exceptional flexibility and performance in a 1RU enclosure.

Memotec's CX-U Series is a dedicated cellular backhaul platform that delivers Radio Access Network optimization and A/E voice trunks compression. The CX-U reduces the bandwidth required to backhaul cellular traffic, therefore avoiding costly forklift network upgrades. The result is a significant reduction in operating and capital expenses.

"Globally accepted as the premier provider of bandwidth-efficient satellite modems and Abis bandwidth optimization equipment, our solutions enable cost-effective service expansion by operators," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Memotec, Inc., a subsidiary of Comtech EF Data Corp., is an innovative supplier of optimization solutions for cellular backhaul networks. Its flagship product, the CX Series, enables enterprises, GSM, CDMA and 3G operators to dramatically reduce network operating expenses by cutting transmission costs and extending the service capabilities for evolving networks. Memotec's solutions are proven globally with equipment deployed in over 1,000 operational cellular sites throughout Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Please visit www.memotec.com for more information.

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.

CONTACT:  Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
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