updated 4/19/2011 10:17:42 AM ET 2011-04-19T14:17:42

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received $1.0 million in orders from a mobile operator to support the expansion of a satellite-based telecommunications network in Latin America. An assortment of ground station equipment was ordered, including modems, block up converters and frequency converters.

Several models of Comtech EF Data's bandwidth-efficient modems were selected, including the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem, the CDM-700 High-Speed Satellite Modem and the CDM-570 Satellite Modem. The modems use technologically advanced components, innovative designs and application software for superior performance and features. The functionality provided by the modems enables users to maximize satellite resources, increase link throughput and service quality, and reduce both the OPEX and the CAPEX associated with satellite networks – all particularly beneficial in bandwidth-challenged regions.  

Also specified in the order were the LPOD Block Up Converter, the DT-4503 Down Converter and the UT-4505 Up Converter. The LPOD is an outdoor unit that eliminates the requirement for a modem to supply a DC power source and a 10 MHz reference to the BUCs and LNBs. It offers valuable features not found in other L-Band block up converter products. The DT-4503 and UT-4505 are indoor, rack-mountable units that support the patented daisy chain switching, and provide high performance, cost-effective frequency conversion.

"Comtech was selected to power the expansion of this mobile operator's state-of-the-art network based on the link optimization and operational benefits our equipment can deliver," commented Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. 

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite earth station communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, Frequency 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, inefficient or too expensive. 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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