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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.4 Million Order from Global Satellite Operator to Enhance High Throughput Satellite Connectivity Options

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- March 22, 2018-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that during its third quarter of fiscal 2018, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, was awarded a $1.4 million infrastructure equipment order from a global satellite operator. The satellite operator will continue to team Comtech EF Data products with its innovative High Throughput Satellite (HTS) options to offer unparalleled price for performance levels to its customer base, which will create new markets while keeping satellite connectivity competitive within international regions with increased terrestrial options.

The order specified Comtech EF Data's CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem. The CDM-760 offers user data rates of over a Gigabit per second and was designed to be the market's most efficient, highest throughput, point-to-point trunking and broadcast modem. The modem leverages 256-APSK modulation, DVB-S2X and bi-directional Adaptive Coding and Modulation operation, which is the most advanced combination of space segment saving capabilities minimizing overhead.

The operator will utilize the CDM-760 modems for ultra-high-speed trunk circuits that will support an array of applications, including regional Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) deployments, fiber restoral activities and Internet backbone connectivity over satellite for regional telecom operators. The CDM-760, a market driven and purpose-built product that allows satellite operators and service providers to meet the increased demands of their cross-vertical end user base, continues to be enhanced to match the groundbreaking increase in performance levels that new satellite designs offer. The combination of space and ground innovations offer the ability to support significantly higher throughputs, particularly in the inbound direction from remote locations to central sites, to meet the requirements of end users that wish to share multimedia content.

"The demands of our satellite operator customer base have grown substantially over the past few years in terms of product performance levels and reliability," commented Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "We continue to innovate our solutions to enable global and regional satellite operators to best monetize their capital expenditures by unleashing the potential that their new spacecraft offer."

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, Satellite 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 sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

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
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Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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