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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Received $1.0 Million in Equipment Orders to Support Satellite-Based GSM Backhaul Expansion in West Africa

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- July 20, 2015--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received $1.0 million in orders for SATCOM infrastructure equipment. A major GSM operator in West Africa will utilize the equipment to support the expansion of its satellite-based GSM backhaul.

The GSM operator will leverage two different combinations of Comtech EF Data equipment with RAN Optimization from Comtech EF Data's subsidiary, Memotec, to cost-effectively expand its network. First, the CDM-570A Satellite Modem and the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem with DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® will be deployed to support the expansion of a large capacity GSM backhaul network utilizing the highly efficient Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC) technology teamed with Memotec's CXU Series RAN Optimization products. Second, the Advanced VSAT Solution's ODM-840 Outdoor Remote Router with dynamic bandwidth allocation and integrated RAN optimization working in tandem will be utilized for low-speed rural GSM backhaul, supporting outdoor cellular site installations fully powered by solar.

"Our market-leading solutions provide efficiencies that are leveraged by operators globally," commented Dr. Stanton Sloane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "We are pleased that this long-time customer will be able to efficiently and cost-effectively expand its network based on our proven reliability and performance."

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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