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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.0 Million Order for Satcom Equipment to Support Cellular Backhaul in Southeast Asia

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jun 26, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $1.0 million order to supply satellite communications equipment to a cellular service provider in Southeast Asia. The equipment will support the expansion of cellular services into remote areas.

The order includes Comtech EF Data's CDM-570/L Satellite Modems and the industry-leading GSM access optimization CX Series products from its subsidiary, Memotec. The combination provides a bandwidth-efficient and scalable backhaul solution for the service provider to cost-effectively expand its subscriber base into less populated areas.

Comtech EF Data's CDM-570/L are entry-level satellite modems that provide industry leading performance and flexibility. Designed to address the market for low-cost terminals, the modems are available with 70/140 MHz or L-band IF and EIA-530/-422, V.35, EIA-232 and G.703 data interfaces. An optional Internet Protocol (IP) Module with 10/100BaseT Ethernet port is available for IP centric applications.

The Memotec CX Series products dramatically reduce the input traffic load from the cellular base station through the modem, enabling significant capital expense and operating expense savings for the cellular operator. When combined with the CDM-570/L Satellite Modems, the CX Series further extends the cellular operator's total cost of ownership savings by up to 50%. This unique Comtech EF Data solution, called "AbisXtender," combines Memotec's GSM base station Abis link optimization and networking capabilities with the advanced forward error correction and modulation of the CDM-570/L Satellite Modems.

"This order is another example of the cellular industry's confidence in Comtech to provide optimization solutions that support global subscriber growth," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Memotec, Inc., a subsidiary of Comtech EF Data Corp., is a leading supplier of cellular GSM and telephony backhaul optimization solutions. With products deployed in over one hundred countries around the world in both satellite and terrestrial networks, Memotec's solutions are proven globally. Please visit www.memotec.com for more information.

Comtech EF Data Corporation 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.


SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Robert G. Rouse, Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer

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