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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Obtains $2.4 Million SatCom Equipment Order to Support Voice and Data Trunking in Asia

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct 29, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., obtained a $2.4 million order for satellite communications equipment. The equipment will be utilized by a major telecommunications operator in Southeast Asia to support satellite-based voice and data trunking applications.

The order encompasses an assortment of Comtech EF Data products, including the CDM-700 High Speed Satellite Modem, the CDM-600/L Satellite Modems, the CDM-570/L Satellite Modems, redundancy switches, frequency converters and transceivers. The satellite modems are based on technologically advanced components and provide unprecedented feature sets for optimizing satellite communications. The converters set the standard for consistent reliability and cost-effective, high-performance frequency conversion. Additionally, the transceivers provide performance, long-term reliability and ease of installation.

"This order is another demonstration of global operators' confidence in Comtech to supply market-leading satcom infrastructure equipment," 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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