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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.9 Million in Equipment Orders to Upgrade Satellite Connectivity Network in India

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- February 25, 2016-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that during its second quarter of fiscal 2016, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $1.9 million order for infrastructure equipment. A large satellite systems integrator in India will utilize the equipment to increase its customer's capabilities and expand its existing satellite connectivity network to optimize Internet traffic and increase the throughput while lowering overall operating costs.

The customer's existing network utilizes Comtech EF Data equipment to support mobile backhaul and Internet connectivity to mountainous areas within India and to several islands surrounding the country. To support the network upgrade and expansion, a combination of products featuring innovations that boosts the Quality of Experience (QoE) for end users while maximizing overall net efficiencies will be deployed. As a base platform, the network will leverage 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 and DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression to provide optimal economics. In addition, the FX-4010 WAN Optimization platform will be incorporated into the network to provide both header and payload compression, TCP session acceleration and robust three-level traffic shaping to ensure the premier Quality of Service (QoS). Up converters and down converters were also included in the bundle. All products will work in tandem to provide a heightened QoE for the service provider's users, enabling the true broadband experience.

"We are pleased that our customer will expand the capabilities of its existing Comtech EF Data-based satellite communications network with several of our new feature enhancements," commented Dr. Stanton Sloane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "This customer will continue to leverage our field-proven multi-layer solution suite to provide the application performance and underlying economics that are required in today's satellite communications landscape."

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 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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