SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

November 19, 2007 08:00 ET

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.7 Million Order to Upgrade Cellular Backhaul Infrastructure in Africa

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Montreal, Canada-based subsidiary, Memotec, Inc., received a $2.7 million order to provide telecommunications equipment and services to a leading 2G/3G mobile operator in Africa. Memotec's new CX-UA solution was selected to enable the end customer to significantly increase the transmission capacity of its existing access and core network, connecting media gateways and base station equipment.

The operator selected Memotec's advanced CX-UA solution for its ability to reduce operating expenses through increased bandwidth efficiencies. The CX-UA will expand the operator's actual network capacity for supporting its GSM 2G subscriber growth and rolling out 3G services, without the need for a traditional costly upgrade.

The CX-UA Series is Memotec's next generation mobile voice and data compression product. It is the only product of its kind to combine 2G/3G mobile network access optimization and DCME voice compression features together into one 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-UA delivers the quality and the variety of high quality and versatile features mobile operators require.

"It is an important achievement for Memotec to become a strategic supplier for this important service provider," stated Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "The customer's increased GSM 2G and 3G transmission network capacity will enable access to vital communications services to a larger number of people in remote communities. This addition to the product family reaffirms Memotec's leading position in the cellular transport network optimization market and demonstrates customer confidence in our ability to service and deliver carrier-grade, world-class infrastructure solutions to leading mobile operators."

Memotec, a subsidiary of Comtech EF Data, is an innovative supplier of optimization solutions for cellular backhaul networks. Its flagship product, the CX Series, enables GSM operators to dramatically reduce network operating expenses by cutting transmission costs and extending the service capabilities for evolving networks. Memotec's solution is proven globally with equipment deployed in over 1,000 operational cellular sites throughout Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. www.memotec.com

Comtech EF Data Corp. 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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Contact Information

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    Robert G. Rouse
    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Jerome Kapelus
    Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
    (631) 962-7000
    Info@comtechtel.com