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News Release – February 28, 2012

Comtech EF Data Infrastructure Products Provide Future Proofing for Use with O3b Satellite Networks

TEMPE, Arizona, February 28, 2012 – Comtech EF Data Corporation announced today its partnership agreement with O3b Networks for the provision of modems, Advanced VSAT Solutions and RF products.  The Comtech EF Data products that will be compatible with O3b satellite networks are commercially available today, providing customers with the confidence that what they deploy now may be used on O3b networks later.

Telecommunications operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that currently own or plan to purchase the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem, the CDM-750 Advanced High-Speed Trunking Modem or the Advanced VSAT Solutions to enable mobile backhaul or trunking over Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO) satellites can have confidence that the products will be compatible with O3b satellite networks when available.  The modems and Advanced VSAT Solutions feature compression and optimization functionality developed specifically for mobile backhaul and trunking applications.  Comtech EF Data is working with customers now to assist with the network design using O3b network capacity.

John Finney, Chief Commercial Officer of O3b Networks commented, “Comtech EF Data’s products are based on reliable and proven technology, tailored for O3b’s unique capabilities and enhanced to provide state of the art functionality to serve the challenging markets in which our customers operate.”

O3b Networks is building a next-generation network that combines the reach of satellite with the speed of fiber.  The groundbreaking services will enable emerging market telecommunication operators and ISPs to make the Internet a truly global and universal experience.

“As the dominant manufacturer in the Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC) area of the satellite industry, we focus on delivering best in class bandwidth efficiencies,” commented Daniel Enns, Senior Vice President Strategic Marketing & Business Development.  “Our customers can leverage our market-leading bandwidth efficiencies and link optimization today and in the future on O3b systems with the same hardware platforms.”

About O3b Networks Limited
O3b Networks is building a new fiber-quality, satellite-based, global Internet backbone for telecommunications operators (telcos) and Internet service providers (ISPs) in emerging markets. The O3b Networks system will combine global reach and the speed of a fiber-optic network. With investments and operational support from SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Satya Capital, Sofina and Luxempart, the O3b system will provide telcos and ISPs with a low-cost, high-speed alternative to connect their 3G, WiMAX and fixed-line networks to the rest of the world. This will allow billions of consumers and businesses in 177 countries to benefit from high-speed Internet connectivity for educational, medical and commercial applications. O3b Networks’ headquarters is in St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands.

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.

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Sue Lassandro
Comtech EF Data