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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.4 Million Heights™ Networking Platform Order to Support Maritime Communications Network in Asia

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2020-- February 13, 2020-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today, that during its second quarter of fiscal 2020, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a $1.4 million equipment order from a major maritime service provider in Asia.

The service provider, a long-standing customer of Comtech EF Data, specified the Heights™ Networking Platform and complementary RF products, including the LPOD Block Up Converters and the MBT-4000 Multi-Band RF Transceivers. After an exhaustive evaluation of VSAT platforms, Heights was selected as the best fit for its demanding maritime applications, which include maritime safety, maritime traffic administration, fishing and environmental protection.

With the growth of the requirements of this service provider, it requires the most powerful and efficient VSAT platform, capable of delivering the highest possible data rate in its most demanding of maritime environments. The customer also requires the same level of industry-leading reliability and flexibility that it experiences with its existing installed base of networking products previously supplied by Comtech EF Data. The Heights Networking Platform was selected as an ideal solution, demonstrating both greatly increased efficiency and economics while retaining the value and extending the useful life of the existing antennas and BUC/LNBs.

“We are delighted to have been selected to supply equipment for this mission-critical maritime network,” commented Fred Kornberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “Our Heights point-to-multipoint satellite networking platform is deployed in similar networks all around the world, delivering cost-effective, robust and reliable operation in the most demanding applications.”

Comtech EF Data Corp. is a leading supplier of communications equipment with a focus on satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The high-performance satellite communications ground equipment is deployed globally to support mission-critical and demanding applications for government, mobile backhaul, premium enterprise and mobility. Service providers, satellite operators, governments and commercial users wanting to optimize communications, increase throughput and delight customers, are leveraging the performance and flexibility of the Comtech brand. The solutions are facilitating fixed and mobile networks in 160+ countries and across every ocean. 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 sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

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.

Michael D. Porcelain, President and Chief Operating Officer