Comtech EF Data Corp. & Kepler Communications Announce Collaboration to Advance Rapidly Deployable Satellite Communications

June 5, 2018 Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary within Comtech
Telecommunications Corp.’s (NASDAQ: CMTL) Commercial Solutions segment,
and Kepler Communications, a pioneering nano-satellite
telecommunications company, announced today collaboration to advance
rapidly deployable, low-cost, low-latency communications via Low Earth
Orbit (LEO) satellites and ground station infrastructure equipment.

Kepler Communication’s first Ku-Band LEO satellite, KIPP, was launched
on January 19, 2018, enabling data offload services to remote
communities and maritime markets. KIPP is the first in a planned
constellation of up to 140 LEO satellites that will provide real-time
global connectivity by 2022. Today, KIPP is tasked with delivering
Kepler’s Store-and-Forward service for the transmission of latent
tolerable data.

Kepler Communications contracted with Comtech EF Data’s AHA Products
Group to provide the on-board satellite waveform processing technology
to operate on its flexible software defined satellite radio payload.
Kepler Communications also contracted with Comtech EF Data to provide
its industry-leading CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast
Modem to perform satellite to ground testing and ground to satellite
data services.

Lou Dubin, Senior Vice President of Product Management & Marketing for
Comtech EF Data, commented, “Kepler Communications offers a unique
business model and opportunity for customers looking to leverage store
and forward communications today in a global environment. We believe
that LEO constellations will bring both new opportunities and demands to
the satellite community, and are very pleased to be working with Kepler
Communications as it aggressively addresses this market. We will
continue to push Comtech core competencies into strategic growth

“Comtech EF Data is a recognized leader in space communications
technology, making the collaboration choice an easy one,” said Wen Cheng
Chong, Chief Technology Officer for Kepler Communications. “Comtech’s
support for our project has been excellent, and we see its commitment to
LEO and Kepler as validation of the opportunities that Low Earth Orbit
presents for the satellite industry and its end users.”

Kepler Communications is a satellite communications company that is
building an in-space telecommunications network for space-borne assets.
This infrastructure will resolve the problem of intermittent
connectivity for non-geostationary satellites and will open new business
opportunities that necessitate real-time connectivity to satellites,
reducing reliance on costly and difficult to deploy ground
infrastructure. To reach this long-term objective, tangible shorter-term
milestones – such as the Store and Forward Service for bulk-data
transfer – are planned in order to incrementally and sustainably develop
the technology to execute on this vision.

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.


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

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

Victoria Alberto
Kepler Communications
Telephone: +1 (416) 931 6205
[email protected]

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