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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $5.7 Million Order to Upgrade Cellular Backhaul Infrastructure

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 04, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Montreal, Canada-based operation, Memotec, Inc., received a $5.7 million order to provide communications equipment and services to a major mobile telecommunications service provider in Africa. The equipment will be used to expand an existing cellular network infrastructure and provide reduced transmission costs for interconnecting the network through satellite communication links.

The equipment consists of Memotec's flagship voice and data compression product, the CX2000, and Comtech EF Data's CDM-600 Satellite Modem. The CX2000 provides an industry leading 14:1 data compression for GSM cellular traffic. Combined with the bandwidth-efficient forward error correction and modulation techniques of the CDM-600 Satellite Modem, the system provides customers with superior savings on satellite transmission costs for cellular backhaul.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "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. It also demonstrates our ability to combine related product lines into an industry-leading solution for our customers."

Memotec, Inc., a subsidiary of Comtech EF Data Corp., is a leading supplier of cellular GSM and telephony backhaul optimization solutions. With products deployed in over one hundred countries around the world in both satellite and terrestrial networks, Memotec's solutions are proven globally. Please visit www.memotec.com for more information.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including Satellite Modems, 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 or Robert G. Rouse, 631-777-8900

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