Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Order from Telesat for Infrastructure Equipment to Support Multi-Gigabit Enhanced Internet Connectivity Solutions in Canada’s Northern Communities

January 29, 2018– Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL)
announced today that during its second quarter of fiscal 2018, its
Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of
Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, was awarded a multi-million
dollar infrastructure equipment order from Telesat, a leading global
satellite operator. Telesat will utilize the equipment to support its
multi-Gigabit enhanced connectivity solutions for remote communities in
Canada’s Far North.

The order specified Comtech EF Data’s CDM-760
Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem
and the FX Series
WAN Optimization by its subsidiary, Memotec. The CDM-760 Advanced
High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem was designed to be the most
efficient, highest throughput, point-to-point trunking and broadcast
modem available. It offers users the most advanced combination of space
segment saving capabilities while minimizing overhead. Building on
Memotec’s long experience of voice and data optimization in mobile
networks, the FX Series delivers superior IP packet optimization and
traffic shaping capabilities.

Telesat will combine the performance of powerful Ka-band, high
throughput satellite (HTS) spot beams aboard its new Telstar 19 VANTAGE
satellite, scheduled to launch mid-2018, with Comtech EF Data’s CDM-760
Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem and FX Series. Through
this combination of the latest space and ground technologies, Telesat
will deliver carrier services for government, mobile and Internet
trunking with unrivaled speeds and efficiencies to communities in the
Nunavut territory of Northern Canada. These remote communities will
benefit from satellite-based connectivity with an initial service launch
of over 14 Gbps. One satellite link will approach 4 Gbps aggregate speed
using CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modems.

“Telesat undertook a complete market evaluation and determined that the
Comtech solution is the best way to maximize the performance of the
Ka-band HTS spot beams serving Northern Canada on our new Telstar 19
VANTAGE satellite launching mid-2018,” said Dave Wendling, Telesat’s
Chief Technical Officer. “Combining the HTS spot beams on Telstar 19
VANTAGE with Comtech’s advanced modem technology offers a cost-effective
solution that will transform the connectivity of Northerners across
Nunavut’s communities.”

“Effective satellite connectivity and Internet services can be lifelines
for residents in rural and remote areas,” commented Fred Kornberg,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications
Corp. “We are proud to be working with Telesat to facilitate bringing
high-speed broadband connectivity to the communities of Nunavut.”

About Telesat

Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and
secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to
broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in
Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the
company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 15 GEO satellites, the
Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one Phase 1 LEO satellite which is the
start of Telesat’s planned global LEO satellite constellation that will
offer low latency, high throughput broadband services. An additional two
GEO satellites are under construction with launches planned for
mid-2018. Telesat is also a leading technical consultant providing high
value expertise and support to satellite operators, insurers and other
industry participants on a global basis. Privately held, Telesat’s
principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment
Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL). (

About Comtech EF Data

Comtech EF Data Corp. 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

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.


Michael D. Porcelain
Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
[email protected]

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