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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.0 Million Equipment Order to Support GSM Backhaul Network Upgrade & Expansion in Africa

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- July 16, 2015 --Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $1.0 million order for Satellite Modems and RF equipment, including RAN Optimization products from Comtech EF Data's subsidiary, Memotec. A North African GSM operator will utilize the equipment to support its satellite-based GSM backhaul network upgrade and expansion.

The mobile operator is upgrading its GSM network to support increased throughput demands and to provide a heightened Quality of Experience to its subscribers. To support this network upgrade, the CDM-625A Advanced Satellite Modem with DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression and VersaFEC®-2 forward error correction will be deployed along with the CXU RAN Optimization. This combination of advanced technologies provides the multi-layer optimization and intelligent traffic handling that will enable the mobile operator to minimize OPEX and CAPEX while maximizing throughput and availability.

In addition to increasing the throughput capabilities of its network for existing remote sites, the operator is also increasing its addressable market by adding satellite links to connect additional remote locations. The CDM-625A Advanced Satellite Modem, the LPOD Block Up Converter and the CXU RAN Optimization will be utilized to provide the most net efficient solution possible. This fusion of technologies will provide the operator the reliability, performance and optimization required to run its GSM backhaul network optimally.

"As an existing Comtech customer, this GSM operator selected our equipment based on proven product quality and support," commented Dr. Stanton Sloane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "We are pleased to enable this operator to grow its business profitably and continue to provide connectivity to the most remote of locations."

Comtech EF Data Corp. is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Heights Networking Platform, Advanced VSAT Solutions, Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management and RF products. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company's 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, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a leader in most of 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.


Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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