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Comtech EF Data Maintains Market Dominance in SCPC and Wireless Backhaul

Comtech EF Data Corp. announced today that in the recently published 8th Edition of the Wireless Backhaul, Trunking and Video Offload via Satellite report by Northern Sky Research (NSR), it was identified as the dominant industry participant for both Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC) equipment and the overall wireless backhaul market.

The report identifies steady growth and backhaul capacity demand for the fixed land-based towers market. However, the market opportunities are shifting towards new satellite technologies, such as GEO-HTS and MEO-HTS, as a result of the demand for higher throughputs and lower cost bandwidth solutions for sustained revenue growth. The Asian market is forecast to have the most demand for bandwidth globally for satellite-based backhaul, followed by Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Middle East/North Africa. Comtech EF Data is partnering with both GEO-HTS and MEO-HTS providers to continue to play a significant role in supporting Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in all of these referenced growth regions.

Several examples of Comtech’s strategic partnerships were cited in the report. Comtech’s partnership with Intelsat, one of the largest providers of capacity for wireless backhaul, is expected to put it in a strategic position with the rollout of the Intelsat EpicNG fleet. Also, Harris CapRock Communications’ decision to serve its maritime customer base, including Royal Caribbean’s global fleet along with networks for customer operations in the Gulf of Mexico, with Comtech’s Advanced VSAT Solution suite could potentially lead to higher inroads in the mobile maritime market for Comtech. Additionally, the report references that Comtech’s partnership with Cobham SATCOM should likewise lead to higher inroads in the maritime sector.

“Compared to other equipment vendors, Comtech EF Data is by far the largest in terms of publicly announced orders,” commented Jose Del Rosario, Research Director for NSR. “Comtech continues to be the dominant player for both SCPC equipment and the overall wireless backhaul market.”

This 8th Edition report analyzes current and upcoming programs for the wireless backhaul and trunking via satellite market. It overviews the market potential in three inter-related yet distinct market segments where a product and service roadmap could lead to risk-taking and strategic enhancements for provisioning next-generation services, specifically 3G/4G and video offload services. A new market segment, Video Offload, is also assessed for the first time ever in the industry, a segment which could offer emerging opportunities for satellite companies to offload mobile video traffic in all markets.

“We appreciate the validation by this prominent research and consulting firm that our efforts in developing and delivering purpose-built and future-looking products have enabled MNOs globally to expand their service offerings, control costs and meet customer requirements,” said Daniel Enns, Senior Vice President for Comtech EF Data.

About Northern Sky Research

NSR is a global leader in providing satellite industry Market Research and Consulting Services to clients around the world. Founded in 2000, NSR specializes in the analysis of growth opportunities across four core satellite industry sectors: satellite communications, broadcast and digital media, hybrid and emerging markets and commercial space.

About Comtech EF Data

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Satellite 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.

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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