updated 5/12/2011 10:16:50 AM ET 2011-05-12T14:16:50

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 12, 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 satellite communications equipment orders. A leading Asian cellular mobile operator will facilitate a service expansion by adding the equipment to an existing mobile backhaul network already powered by Comtech.

A variety of Comtech EF Data infrastructure equipment was ordered, including the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem, companion redundancy switches and the CSAT-5060 C-Band Transceivers. The award-winning CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem combines advanced technologies for maximum bandwidth efficiency under all conditions, including DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, patented VersaFEC® low latency LDPC forward error correction with Adaptive Coding and Modulation, patent-pending ultra low overhead streamline encapsulation, header compression and payload compression. The CSAT-5060 C-Band Transceivers provide flexibility, ease of installation and RF performance typically available only with independent, solid-state power amplifier and frequency converter topologies.

Also ordered was the CX-U Series from Comtech EF Data's subsidiary, Memotec, Inc. The CX-U Series brings together a flexible cell site gateway device and mobile backhaul traffic optimization, offering a variety of interfaces and transmission options. The CX-U Series reduces the bandwidth required to backhaul mobile traffic and eliminates the need for costly major network upgrades. The result is a significant reduction in operating and capital expenses.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., commented, "Our technologies will enable this operator to achieve both CAPEX and OPEX savings so they can realize sustainable and profitable service expansion."

Memotec, Inc., a subsidiary of Comtech EF Data Corp., is an innovative supplier of optimization solutions for cellular backhaul networks. Its solutions enable mobile 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 thousands of operational cellular sites throughout Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Visit www.memotec.com for more information.

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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