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April 11th, 2019

Comtech EF Data Assists SES Networks to New Heights™

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) has announced that, during the company's third quarter of fiscal 2019, their 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 that company's global mobility services.

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 Heights™ Networking Platform the ideal mobility solution for serving super yachts, merchant shipping, seismic survey ships, drilling rigs and oil & gas production facilities.

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

Fred Kornberg, President and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said that the company's Heights™ 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.