Bharti Backhauls With Comtech

Comtech will supply equipment to support Bharti Airtel's network upgrade and expansion across its operations in 16 African countries

June 28, 2011

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MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary,Comtech EF Data Corp., received a SATCOM equipment contract from Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. Under the contract, Comtech will supply the equipment to support Bharti Airtel's network upgrade and service expansion across its operations in 16 African countries.

Bharti Airtel ordered Comtech's CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modems and the Memotec CX-U Series. The award-winning CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem combines advanced technologies for maximum bandwidth efficiency under all conditions, including DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, patented VersaFEC® low latency LDPC forward error correction with Adaptive Coding and Modulation, patent-pending ultra low overhead streamline encapsulation, header compression and payload compression.

"Bharti Airtel will use Comtech equipment to facilitate significant growth planned for the African region," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Teecommunications Corp. "The Comtech equipment was selected based on our track record of providing operators globally with infrastructure products that reduce operating expenses and increase throughput for satellite-based mobile backhaul."

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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