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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Obtains $2.2 Million Equipment Order to Support Satcom-Based Cellular Backhaul

MELVILLE, N.Y., Apr 7, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., obtained a $2.2 million order for satellite communications equipment. A mobile operator in South America will utilize the equipment to support a cellular backhaul network expansion.

The order encompasses CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modems with DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® and CSAT C-Band Transceivers. The CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem combines revolutionary technologies, including DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, Low Density Parity Check codes and the recently introduced next-generation forward error correction, VersaFEC®. The CDM-625's advanced technologies facilitate maximum bandwidth efficiencies, which are principally advantageous in regions where satellite capacity is limited, such as South America.

The CSAT Transceivers provide superior performance, long-term reliability and ease of installation. The units are designed for use in communication systems or satellite uplink data systems for the reception of SCPC/MCPC, DAMA and TDMA communication signals. The CSAT is environmentally sealed and is designed to be hard mounted on or near the antenna structure.

"The bandwidth efficiencies in our products will enable the cost-effective network expansion in a region that continues to experience substantial cellular subscriber growth," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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 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.


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