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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.0 Million in Orders for Satellite Mobile Backhaul Equipment to Support Network Expansion and Upgrade in Africa

June 2, 2014--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that during its most recent quarter ended April 30, 2014, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded $1.0 million in follow-on equipment orders from a Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in Africa. The equipment will be used for a network upgrade that will transport and optimize voice and data communications, and facilitate subscriber growth across the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modems and compatible CRS-170A 1:1 Modem Redundancy Switches were specified in the order. The CDM-625 combines advanced Forward Error Correction such as VersaFEC® and Low Density Parity Check codes with the revolutionary DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression. DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier®, based on patented “Adaptive Cancellation” technology, allows transmit and receive carriers of a duplex link to share the same transponder space. This combination of technologies enables users to minimize OPEX and CAPEX, and maximize both throughput and availability without additional transponder resources.

Also ordered was the AccessGate™ RAN optimization systems, by Comtech EF Data’s subsidiary, Memotec. The AccessGate systems employ a unique, patented set of aggregation and bandwidth optimization techniques that enable MNOs to maximize network utilization, facilitate rapid expansion and reduce operating costs for mobile networks.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., commented on the order, “This operator teamed with Comtech EF Data to support its network upgrade and regional growth based on our proven ability to enable sustainable and profitable service expansion without quality degradation.”

Comtech EF Data Corp. is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management and RF products. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com.

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, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. 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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