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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.0 Million Order for Satellite Infrastructure Equipment to Power Cellular Backhaul in the Middle East

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jul 12, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.0 million order for satellite infrastructure equipment from a global system integrator. The equipment will be utilized in a cellular backhaul network in the Middle East.

Comtech EF Data's CDM-600L Satellite Modems and adjunct Redundancy Switches for both hub and remote sites were included in the order to ensure high service level availability. The CDM-600L is an open network satellite modem, operating at data rates of 2.4 kbps to 20 Mbps and supporting a range of interfaces. Its architecture is firmware and FPGA-based, and offers exceptional flexibility and performance. The CDM-600L Satellite Modems will use the drop and insert function tailored to cellular backhaul where transmitting/receiving fractional parts of T1 or E1 data streams is commonplace. The optional Turbo Product Coding forward error correction was also included in the order, which simultaneously offers increased coding gain, lower decoding delay, and significant bandwidth savings.

"Comtech has a clear understanding of the unique requirements of telecommunications service providers and tailors our products to support these needs," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "This order is another example of our ability to equip cellular networks globally."

Comtech EF Data Corporation 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.


SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Robert G. Rouse
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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