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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.1 Million Order for SATCOM Ground Equipment and Services to Support Mobile Network Upgrade & Expansion in Africa

March 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- March 3, 2015--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that, during its third quarter of fiscal 2015, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.1 million order for satellite communications equipment and services. The equipment will be used by one of the largest pan-regional mobile network operators (MNOs) to upgrade and significantly expand its infrastructure throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The CDM-625A platform was chosen for the network expansion due to its spectral efficiencies and its ability to best support traffic optimization at data rates for GSM cell phone backhaul traffic. The CDM-625A leverages the VersaFEC-2 Forward Error Correction and Modulation technique along with the DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression technology and 5% carrier roll-off to provide the highest Mbps/MHz ratios in the industry. The VersaFEC-2 coding method was purpose-designed to avoid the latency penalty associated with the DVB-S2X standard for medium rate aggregation links. By providing 80-90% less latency than the standard, VersaFEC-2 allows more efficiency for typical applications.

Also included in the solution suite are Comtech EF Data's High-Power Outdoor Solid-State Power Amplifiers. This outdoor equipment is rugged and weatherproof - able to withstand harsh environments. These RF systems provide the performance, flexibility and field-proven reliability that is crucial when deploying into extremely remote sites. All equipment within the order is capable of being managed by the Comtech EF DataNetVue™ Integrated Management System, which provides the level of network insight required to run optimal networks.

"The market-leading, intelligent optimization techniques of our solution suite create the economics that enable mobile network operators across the globe to provide reliable connections to the most remote locations cost-effectively," commented Dr. Stanton Sloane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "We are pleased that our solution suite will facilitate the network expansion so this MNO can continue to support remote consumers within the DRC."

Comtech EF Data Corp. is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the 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 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, 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.

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Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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