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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.8 Million Order for Satellite Communications Equipment

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct 26, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $2.8 million order from a leading communications integrator for its turboIP® performance enhancement proxy. The units will be deployed to support U.S. Government installations around the world.

Comtech EF Data's turboIP performance enhancement proxy combats the inherent challenges of transmitting Internet transmission control protocol (TCP) over satellite links, which typically exhibit high latency and bit error rates. Unlike older proprietary solutions, Comtech's turboIP is an international standards-based product that supports the new Space Communications Protocol Standard (SCPS) Transport Protocol (SCPS-TP) for transparent acceleration of TCP sessions over satellite links. TurboIP provides superior performance and reliable end-to-end data transfer for Internet user applications over satellite links.

"This order is another example of Comtech's ability to supply equipment to support mission-critical satellite communications," 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, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by Intelsat®, 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 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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