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News Release – April 17, 2012

Comtech EF Data Receives 2011 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award

Advanced VSAT Solutions Recognized for Outstanding Innovation

TEMPE, Arizona, April 17, 2012 – Comtech EF Data Corporation announced today that its Advanced VSAT Solutions received the 2011 Product of the Year Award from Satellite Spotlight, a leading website delivering satellite technology news, operated by TMC.

The Advanced VSAT Solutions portfolio provides high-performance satellite-based communication solutions for a diverse range of applications, including mobile backhaul with RAN optimization, IP trunking and backhaul, maritime and offshore networks, corporate and enterprise networks, emergency and disaster recovery. Incorporating advanced technologies developed by Comtech EF Data, AHA Products Group, Memotec and Stampede, the solutions provide unmatched performance, industry-leading bandwidth efficiencies and network optimization, while minimizing total cost of ownership.

“We are honored to receive this esteemed award,” commented Daniel Enns, Senior Vice President Strategic Marketing and Business Development for Comtech EF Data. “We leveraged our leadership in satellite bandwidth efficiency when developing the Advanced VSAT Solutions. The product line addresses the shift from dedicated circuits to shared systems in specific market segments, and enables users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and increase throughput.”

The Advanced VSAT incorporates industry-leading optimization at every layer. DVB-S2 and VersaFEC with ACM/VCM enable efficient physical layer without compromising latency, while the ultra low overhead Streamline Encapsulation and Enhanced GSE enable efficient link layer. Header compression and lossless payload compression enable efficient transport for IP datagrams, and RAN optimization minimizes the bandwidth required for mobile backhaul. WAN optimization provides TCP connection management, TCP optimization, image reduction and smoothing, caching, bandwidth pooling, and other capabilities for significant bandwidth savings. And, the Advanced QoS and Group QoS ensure the highest quality of service with minimal jitter and latency for real-time traffic, priority treatment of mission critical applications and maximum bandwidth efficiency.

“Satellite Spotlight is pleased to grant a 2011 Product of the Year Award to Comtech EF Data for the Advanced VSAT Solutions. Comtech EF Data has proven their commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO for TMC.  “We’re proud to honor their accomplishments in the advancement of the satellite technology industry.”

The Third Annual Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award winners are featured on Satellite Spotlight and published in its e-newsletter.

About Satellite Spotlight
Launched in July 2008, Satellite Spotlight is a leading website delivering satellite technology news. The site offers the most daily content on satellite technology with an audience of more than 40,000 each month. Visitors will find free resources including industry news, communities, blogs, feature articles and more.  The site keeps readers informed on satellite technology developments across telecommunications, broadband, satellite, broadcast, government/military sectors. Satellite Spotlight is powered by TMCnet, the leading communications and technology site in the World boasting 1.5 million unique visitors monthly according to Webtrends. Please visit www.satellitespotlight.com for more information.

About TMC
TMC, celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2012, is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.  TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines.  TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event.  In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial 2.0:Bringing SIP to the Web; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Comtech EF Data
Comtech EF Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (NASDAQ: CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT SolutionsModemsRAN & WAN OptimizationManaged Bandwidth 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, visit comtechefdata.wpengine.com.

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.

Media Contacts
Comtech EF Data
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203-852-6800, ext 228