Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Heights™ Networking Platform Selected by Intelsat and Two International Banks to Expand Services Across Africa

TEMPE, Ariz. –
July 31, 2017– Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s Tempe, Arizona-based
subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial
Solutions segment, announced today that its industry-leading Heights
Networking Platform
has been chosen to expand services for two
leading international banking organizations throughout the African
continent via Intelsat’s wide beam and innovative Intelsat EpicNG C-Band
spot beam services. The platform will be leveraged by two different
banks to address the increasing transaction volumes of corporate banking
and mining customers, and will upgrade and complement existing Comtech
EF Data solutions. Satellite hardware for this platform has been shipped
and the network platform will begin operating on Intelsat 903 wide beam
capacity with a seamless transition planned onto Intelsat 35e, an
Intelsat EpicNG High Throughput Satellite launched on July 5,

The Heights platform, supporting both star and mesh connectivity, was
chosen as the best fit solution for both projects due to its ability to
leverage the significant performance advantages offered by the unique
high throughput Intelsat 35e C-Band spot beam solution. Each satellite
network will connect offices and affiliates in over 20 countries to
central headquarters in Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Sengal. Equipped with H8
Remote Gateways at each remote site, an array of mission-critical and
time dependent banking and corporate applications will be reliably and
cost-effectively supported at IP rates of up to 8 Mbps to the central

In collaboration with Intelsat, each international bank chose Heights
due to the platform’s mix of high throughput, extremely high network
efficiencies and overall network intelligence. Due to the immediacy and
importance of the financial data, the banks required a high-end platform
that could provide the highest possible reliability teamed with minimal
jitter and latency performance to ensure that applications worked
optimally. Having successfully worked with Comtech EF Data connectivity
solutions in the past, these two banks trust Heights as the best choice
to upgrade their satellite networks to meet these strict demands,
optimize performance, maximize productivity and offer room for growth
with minimal post implementation intervention.

“The open architecture element of our Intelsat EpicNG fleet
allows us to collaborate with our customers to determine the best ground
solution fit for their needs,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s
Vice President and General Manager, Broadband. “The Heights solution
provides the best combination of performance, price and future
scalability for our African banking customers’ requirements today and
into the future without need for site revisits as traffic demands grow.
The backwards-compatible nature of the Intelsat EpicNG fleet
allows for a graceful transition of services from Intelsat 903 onto
Intelsat 35e while the Heights platform allows our customers across the
African continent to fully realize the unique performance advancements
of our new design.”

“Innovation within a competitive environment offers the attractive price
for performance levels that allow satellite service providers and their
end users to prosper,” said Steve Good, Senior Vice President, Premium
Enterprise for Comtech EF Data. “We are happy to team the increased
performance levels of the unique Intelsat EpicNG design with
the capabilities of our Heights Networking Platform to allow these two
international banks to unleash the full potential of their satellite
infrastructure solutions. The significant uplink gains offered by
Intelsat EpicNG are a perfect match to the ability of the
Heights platform to support the highest bi-directional throughputs in
the industry. In addition, the headroom offered within the satellite
network design offers significant growth potential for the future with
minimal additional costs.”

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 Heights Networking Platform, 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,

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets
innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications
solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the
global commercial and government communications markets.

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.


Financial Media:
Michael D. Porcelain
Senior Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer
Comtech Telecommunications
Telephone: (631) 962-7000
E-mail: [email protected]

Sue Lassandro
Director, MarCom
Comtech EF Data
Telephone: (480) 333-2289
Email: [email protected]

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