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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $2.5 Million Order to Support Satellite-Based Cellular Backhaul in Asia

June 14, 2007 at 12:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jun 14, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $2.5 million equipment order to support a satellite-based cellular backhaul network in Asia. A leading mobile operator in the region will utilize the equipment to support a telecommunication expansion program.

The order includes an assortment of Comtech EF Data's satellite communications products, including CDM-Qx Satellite Modems with DoubleTalk™ Carrier-in-Carrier®, Redundancy Switches, High-Power Outdoor Amplifiers and Transceivers, and the new CX-U1000 Series cellular backhaul platform from its subsidiary, Memotec.

The CDM-Qx & CDM-QxL with DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier are designed with the needs of satellite operators, communication service providers and enterprise users in mind, and offer exceptional flexibility, redundancy, integration and performance. CDM-Qx and CDM-QxL are the first satellite modems to offer the award-winning DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier capability. Utilizing the patented "Adaptive Cancellation" by Applied Signal Technology, DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier allows the transmit and receive carriers of a full-duplex satellite link to be transmitted in the same transponder space. This equates to unprecedented bandwidth efficiencies, which are enabling communication services providers and enterprise users to fully optimize their space segment.

The Memotec CX-U1000 is the next generation mobile voice and data compression product. The CX-U1000 combines GSM/CDMA mobile network access optimization and DCME voice compression features together into a single, compact, carrier-grade unit. Featuring hot-standby redundancy with zero service down time, sophisticated monitoring functions, and the highest traffic compression ratio in the industry, the CX-U1000 delivers the level of carrier-grade features mobile operators require.

"By utilizing the bandwidth efficiencies offered with the combined Comtech EF Data and Memotec cellular backhaul solution, this service provider can cost-effectively implement its expansion plans," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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 Corporation manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by 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 believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable or ineffective. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in 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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Robert G. Rouse, 631-962-7000
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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