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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.3 Million Order for Satellite Communications Equipment

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 20, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., has received a $1.3 million order from a major telecommunications service provider in South America.

The order includes various products from Comtech EF Data's extensive product line, including satellite modems, frequency converters and transceivers. The equipment will be used in the customer's network infrastructure expansion and also to support Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) applications. The satellite modem solutions selected by this customer include the CDM-600 Open Network Satellite Modem and the CDM-550 Digital Satellite Modem, both configured with Turbo Product Coding (TPC), the industry's most bandwidth efficient forward error correction.

The advanced feature set and unparalleled product quality offered in the integrated Comtech solution provide the service provider with maximum flexibility in deploying the network and optimization of the satellite bandwidth providing a lower operating cost than other solutions.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., noted, "This order is another example of our broad, international market leadership position in the satellite earth station equipment market."

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
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