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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.0 Million Contract to Connect Africa Using Cellular Backhaul

May 17, 2005 at 8:01 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 17, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $1.0 million contract with a global satellite systems provider in Western Africa to support cellular backhaul efforts in the region.

The terms of the award call for the deployment of CDM-600 Digital Satellite Modems and CSAT RF Transceivers to modernize the current cellular infrastructure. Incorporating the innovative Comtech Monitor & Control Software (CMCS) into the package provides the customer with a scaleable and user-friendly system for monitoring and controlling the equipment. The remote configuration of equipment offered with CMCS allows constant hardware visibility and management of the network.

By opting for Turbo Product Coding in the CDM-600, which enables increased coding gain and lower decoding delay, the customer realizes significant bandwidth savings. The CDM-600 is an advanced, open network satellite modem that supports data rates up to 20 Mbps, and an array of modulation techniques, standards and interfaces -- ensuring optimum performance based on varying network conditions.

"This award reflects our support of global connectivity via satellite communications," stated Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "We are pleased to be a part of the advancement of telecommunications efforts in Africa."

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 Proxy, 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.

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SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Fred Kornberg or Robert G. Rouse, 631-777-8900
Info@comtechtel.com

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