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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Received $1.7 Million in SATCOM Equipment Orders from Systems Integrator in Asia

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- October 2, 2014--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received $1.7 million in satellite communications equipment orders. A systems integrator in Asia ordered the equipment to support the expansion of an existing satellite-based network infrastructure based upon Comtech EF Data products.

The orders specified high-speed and mid-range satellite modems, including the new CDM-625A Advanced Satellite Modem along with the CDM-625, CDM-700, DMD50 and DMD20 modems. This array of field-proven modems provides unrivaled performance teamed with the reliability required by the most demanding users around the world. This follow-on order was based upon past performance and product reliability of the many Comtech EF Data products this systems integrator has leveraged over several years to expand its business and meet the stringent demands of its end customers.

The mid-range CDM-625A and CDM-625 modems enable the cost-effective rollout of enhanced services that allows an operator to increase its subscriber base while minimizing subscriber churn. The CDM-625A leverages the multi-dimensional traffic optimization required to most intelligently and efficiently utilize space segment resources, which is key with both traditional and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spacecraft designs. The feature set of Comtech EF Data's high-speed satellite modem family, including the CDM-700, enables an operator to utilize low-cost, high-speed satellite-based trunking links to complement terrestrial connections. This mix of satellite and terrestrial links result in the most resilient and reliable hybrid solution possible, thereby allowing an operator to provide best service levels possible with the highest uptime.

Examples of integrated features ordered that provide trusted reliability while minimizing overall network CAPEX and OPEX are DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, a Quad E1 Interface with Enhanced Drop & Insert capability along with a combination of highly powerful coding methods, namely Low Density Parity Check and Turbo Product Codes. Featuring a vast range of data rates and interfaces, support for both L-Band or 70/140 MHz connections and configurations for use on single or multiple transponders, the array of modems procured provide the flexibility needed to support both upgraded and legacy hub and remote terrestrial environments.

To complement the modems, also ordered were SFC4200A and SFC1275A Synthesized Frequency Converters along with the SEU-100 Signal Excision Unit. The high-performance converters feature redundancy, low phase noise and flexible options for monitor and control. The SEU-100 significantly enhances the performance of geolocation systems, improving location accuracy and enabling emitters to be successfully located in many situations where geolocation without signal excision is not possible.

"Comtech offers an assortment of products suited for different applications and operating environments," commented Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "These follow-on orders are acknowledgment of the confidence in Comtech to support mission-critical communications today and into the future."

Comtech EF Data Corp. is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the 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 believes many of its 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 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.



Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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