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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.5 Million Satcom Equipment Order to Upgrade Cellular Backhaul Infrastructure

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec 13, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., secured a $1.5 million order to provide satellite communications equipment to a major telecommunications service provider in Latin America. The Comtech EF Data equipment will facilitate the upgrade of an existing cellular backhaul infrastructure in the region.

The order comprises a range of satellite communications products, including Comtech EF Data's flagship Satellite Modem - the CDM-600, redundancy switches, frequency converters, transceivers and amplifiers. The CDM-600 Satellite Modem offers up to 20 Mbps operation, the industry's widest range of bandwidth-efficient forward error correction and an array of modulation techniques and interface options. The redundancy switches, converters, transceivers and amplifiers will also be deployed as part of the customer's cellular backhaul network upgrade.

"This order is another example of Comtech's leadership position in the satellite modem area and our ability to deliver world-class infrastructure solutions for cellular backhaul," said Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including Satellite Modems, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and 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, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. 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, President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert G. Rouse, Chief Financial Officer

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