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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.2 Million Order for Satellite Communications Products

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 27, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., has received a follow-on order for $1.2 million of satellite communications equipment to be deployed in a large cellular network in Southeast Asia.

The order includes satellite modems and transceivers that will be used as critical components in the expansion of this service provider's Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network. Including this order, the customer has ordered $2.9 million to date of Comtech satellite communications equipment for this specific GSM cellular network infrastructure.

Integral to this operator's network is the deployment of Comtech's advanced, high performance Model CDM-600 satellite modems. Both higher-order modulation and Turbo Product Coding, the industry's most bandwidth efficient forward error correction, will be deployed. These innovative technologies enable the network service provider to reduce the satellite bandwidth requirements by approximately 50%. Additionally, the new programmable drop and insert functionality on the modems allow automatic power control on the transmission link, further optimizing the efficiency and lowering the overall cost of data transmission. Also included in the network expansion project are Comtech Model CSAT-5060 C-band transceivers.

"This order is an example of Comtech's unique ability to deliver bandwidth efficient and scalable solutions to GSM network service providers to support satellite-based cellular backhaul," said Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of Data and RF products for satellite communications, including Satellite Modems, Network Monitor and Control Software, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxy, Converters, Solid State Power Amplifiers, Transceivers and Satellite Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by Intelsat(R), Eutelsat, Insat, AsiaSat and other 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 conducts its business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers, and mobile data communications. The Company offers niche products, systems and services where it believes it has technological, engineering, systems design or other expertise that differentiate its product offerings.

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.
Fred Kornberg or Robert G. Rouse, 631-777-8900
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