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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $4.8 Million of Satellite Earth Station Orders From Commerical Customer

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was recently awarded $4.8 million in satellite communication equipment orders. A mobile operator in Latin America will deploy the equipment to upgrade and expand their existing mobile backhaul network and to support high-speed trunking.

These orders included Comtech EF Data's Advanced VSAT Solutions which incorporate advanced technologies and a large product portfolio that features functionality which enables the most efficient, cost-effective, reliable and scalable backhaul for 2G/3G networks. The Advanced VSAT can also reduce power consumption at the remote sites, thereby minimizing the OPEX and CAPEX for on-grid and off-grid locations. Products include the CDM-800 Gateway Router, the CDD-880 Multi-Receiver Router, the CDM-840 Remote Router and the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem. The operator will utilize DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, to optimize their satellite links — maximizing throughput without using additional transponder resources and minimizing operating expenses.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., commented, "We are extremely pleased to receive these significant orders from our customer. These orders are a testament to our ability to provide an advanced technological solution with high-performance optimization in a region where satellite capacity is scarce."

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite earth station communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, Frequency 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, inefficient or too expensive. 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.


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