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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.8 Million Award to Provide Satellite Communications Equipment for Cellular Backhaul Infrastructure

June 29, 2005 at 8:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jun 29, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $2.8 million contract to provide integrated digital satellite terminals to a major satellite operator in Latin America. The satellite communications equipment will facilitate the expansion of an existing cellular backhaul infrastructure and power new services for customers in this region.

Highlights of products that will be utilized include Comtech's high-performance satellite modems, the CDM-600 and the CDM-600L. These bandwidth-efficient satellite modems ensure optimum performance, support data rates up to 20 Mbps and offer an array of modulation techniques, standards and interfaces, plus advanced forwarded error correction. These satellite modems are used in conjunction with Comtech's Digital Satellite Terminal (DST) that includes Block Up Converters (BUCs), L-Band Noise Block Converters (LNBs), and the CDM-550 and SDM-300L Satellite Modems. The full-featured range of equipment ensures the high performance of the customer's cellular networks.

"This contract is another example of Comtech's ability to deliver leading technologies to support the global expansion of satellite-based cellular networks," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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 Proxies, 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 Corporation

Comtech Telecommunications Corporation
Fred Kornberg 
Robert G. Rouse 
(631) 777-8900
info@comtechtel.com

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