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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.6 Million Award to Modernize Existing Network in Latin America with Bandwidth-Efficient Satellite Modems

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sep 01, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.6 million contract to supply CDM-570 Satellite Modems to a major telecommunications service provider in Latin America. The modems were chosen to meet the customer's needs for lower operating costs and improved efficiency.

The installation of our newly-developed, high performance, flexible CDM-570 Satellite Modems will allow upgrades to several existing hubs and power more cost-effective communications throughout the region. The CDM-570 Modems optimize satellite communications with data rates from 2.4 kbps to 5 Mbps, fast acquisition, second generation Turbo Product Coding, and a variety of modulation techniques.

"This award highlights our global commitment to provide products that are technologically advanced and enable operating expense savings," 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 Proxies, 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, 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 Corporation

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

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