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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.3 Million Award to Provide Satellite Communications Equipment for Cellular Backhaul Networks in Latin America

March 1, 2005 at 9:00 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y., Mar 1, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $2.3 million contract to provide integrated digital satellite terminals for a major satellite operator in Latin America.

The installation of Comtech EF Data's satellite communications equipment will facilitate GSM cellular backhaul efforts in Latin America, driving infrastructure expansion to further support customers. Products supplied include the CDM-600 High Performance Satellite Modem including both 70MHz and L-Band frequency versions, Transceivers, Block Upconverters, and Redundancy Switches. The high performance CDM-600 is an advanced, open network satellite modem that supports data rates up to 20 Mbps, an array of modulation techniques, standards and interfaces, plus Turbo Product Coding to ensure optimum performance based on varying network conditions.

The selection of full-featured Comtech equipment ensures that the latest satellite communication technologies are powering cellular networks in Latin America.

"We are pleased to once again demonstrate our strength in the Latin American market," said Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "This award demonstrates Comtech's ability to deliver industry-leading, scalable satellite-based cellular backhaul solutions to GSM service providers."

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/ Robert G. Rouse, 631-777-8900
info@comtechtel.com

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