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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.3 Million in Satellite Communications Equipment Orders for GSM Backhaul Network in Africa

MELVILLE, N.Y., Mar 13, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received $1.3 million in orders for satellite communications equipment. The equipment will be deployed in a GSM network in Africa.

The orders include the CDM-Qx Multi-Channel Satellite Modem with DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression. DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier is based on patented bandwidth compression technology originally developed by Applied Signal Technology, Inc. Using "Adaptive Cancellation" it allows transmit and receive carriers of a two-way link to share the same transponder space. DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier is becoming the global de-facto solution for major satellite trunking/backhaul networks. It is complementary to all advances in modem technology, including advanced forward error correction and modulation techniques. As these technologies approach theoretical limits of power and bandwidth efficiencies, DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier utilizes advanced signal processing techniques to provide a new dimension in bandwidth efficiency. The results for users include reduced operating expenses, increased throughput without additional transponder resources and reduced capital expenditures.

Also included in the orders are Comtech EF Data's C-Band Transceivers, which provide configuration flexibility, ease of installation and industry-leading performance typically available only with independent, solid state power amplifier and frequency converter topologies.

"Users worldwide are benefiting from the multi-dimensional efficiencies provided by our DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier technology," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "These orders are another example of Comtech's ability to support global telecommunications infrastructures."

Comtech EF Data Corp. 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, 631-962-7000
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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