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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.1 Million in Equipment Orders to Support Satellite Mobile Backhaul Network Upgrade in Saudi Arabia

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- October 5, 2015-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $1.1 million order for infrastructure equipment from a large mobile network operator in Saudi Arabia. This mobile operator will utilize the equipment to expand its existing Comtech EF Data-based mobile backhaul network to support both fixed and mobile users.

To support the network expansion, the mobile operator will leverage the CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking Modem, which provides maximum link efficiencies at high speeds via its industry-leading DVB-S2 Efficiency Boost technology and the CDM-625A Advanced Satellite Modem, equipped with the VersaFEC®-2 Forward Error Correction to provide the best application performance for medium- to low-speed links. Both modems leverage the DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth re-use technique to provide optimal economics. In addition, the CX-U Series RAN Optimization and intelligent LPOD Ku-Band Block Up Converter (BUC) will be utilized.

The mobile operator will leverage innovations within these products to support a number of different end user applications, including high-speed backhaul of 2G and 3G traffic of up to 70 Mbps to fixed remote sites and to temporary 3G installations for remote oil and gas customers. In addition, the solution suite will provide on-demand support for VIP customers along with high-speed connectivity to Mobile-on-Wheels vehicles that provide bandwidth when and where needed on a temporary basis, whether for scheduled events or for unexpected purposes such as for disaster recovery communications.

"This mobile operator will harness the horsepower and flexibility of the Comtech EF Data product suite to support a diverse set of bandwidth-hungry applications," commented Dr. Stanton Sloane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "We are proud to continue to enable this customer to provide remote users underserved by terrestrial alternatives with the reliable, true broadband experience they require."

Comtech EF Data Corp. is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Heights Networking Platform, Advanced VSAT Solutions, Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management and RF products. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a leader in most of 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.


Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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