Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded Significant Order for Heights™ Networking Platform from SES Networks

April 9, 2019Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL)
announced today that during its third quarter of fiscal 2019, its Tempe,
Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of
Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a significant follow on
order from SES Networks for equipment to support its global mobility

This award is focused on the high-end mobility maritime market with an
emphasis on cruise ships, but with the capability of supporting other
maritime applications. This follows on from other recent awards
addressing requirements in the Enterprise and Mobile Network Operator
vertical markets, and further demonstrates SES Networks’ trust in
Comtech EF Data’s products to deliver solutions where the utmost
performance, robustness, efficiency and quality of experience counts.

Supporting SES Networks’ growing mobility business, the order specified
multiple Heights™
Networking Platform
hubs, H-Pro Remote Gateways, HX Series Load
Balancing and NetVue™ Integrated Management System. The integration of
Comtech EF Data’s Heights™ Networking Platform and the HX Load Balancing
equipment will allow links on multiple transponders to be aggregated to
provide high throughput services.

The Heights™ Networking Platform was designed with the carrier grade
service provider and its multi-user environments in mind. It combines
advanced mobility features including Global Roaming, Automatic Beam
Switching and an integrated mobility controller with the industry’s most
efficient waveforms, the evolutionary Heights™ Dynamic Network Access
(“H-DNA”) dynamic network access technology, header and payload
compression engines, along with bi-directional Adaptive Coding &
Modulation (“ACM”) capability to provide the highest user throughput,
highest availability, and most optimal resource utilization available in
the industry. This combination makes the HeightsTM Networking
Platform the ideal mobility solution for serving super yachts, merchant
shipping, seismic survey ships, drilling rigs and oil & gas production

“Mobility, particularly in the cruise industry, is an important segment
for SES Networks,” said Eric Watko, Executive Vice President, Product,
Marketing & Strategy of SES Networks. “Like our maritime customers, we
believe in providing unrivalled guest-centric experiences via our
high-performance managed broadband connectivity services. Comtech EF
Data’s Heights™ Networking Platform is ideally suited to help us achieve
this goal because of its high throughput and efficiency. The combination
of Heights™ and the HX Load Balancing will allow us to intelligently and
efficiently keep up with our customers’ growing demand while maintaining
flexibility in the use of our space segment inventory.”

“Our HeightsTM Networking Platform is modular in design with
scalable hubs that support any satellite architecture and frequency
band, and allows for multiple cost-effective expansion paths,” commented
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech
Telecommunications Corp. “We are honored to have been selected to supply
equipment that will provide first-rate quality experiences for SES
Networks’ mobility customers.”

SES is the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in
two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (“GEO”) and Medium Earth Orbit
(“MEO”). It provides a diverse range of customers with global video
distribution and data connectivity services through two business units:
SES Video and SES Networks. SES Video reaches over 351 million TV homes,
through Direct-to-Home (“DTH”) platforms and cable, terrestrial, and
IPTV networks globally. The SES Video portfolio includes MX1, a leading
media service provider offering a full suite of innovative services for
both linear and digital distribution, and the ASTRA satellite system,
which has the largest DTH television reach in Europe. SES Networks
provides global managed data services, connecting people in a variety of
sectors including telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and
energy, as well as governments and institutions across the world. The
SES Networks portfolio includes GovSat, a 50/50 public-private
partnership between SES and the Luxembourg government, and O3b, the only
non-geostationary system delivering fibre-like broadband services today.
Further information is available at:

Comtech EF Data Corp. is a leading supplier of communications equipment
with a focus on satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization.
The high-performance satellite communications ground equipment is
deployed globally to support mission-critical and demanding applications
for government, mobile backhaul, premium enterprise and mobility.
Service providers, satellite operators, governments and commercial users
wanting to optimize communications, increase throughput and delight
customers, are leveraging the performance and flexibility of the Comtech
brand. The solutions are facilitating fixed and mobile networks in 160+
countries and across every ocean. For more information, visit

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 Operating Officer
Comtech Telecommunications
[email protected]

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