Comtech Telecommunications gets USD 73.8m wireless enhanced 9-1-1 solutions contract

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) has announced that during its first quarter of fiscal 2018, its Safety and Security Technologies group, which is part of Comtech´s Commercial Segment, has been awarded a multi-year contract with an estimated value of approximately USD 73.8 million, the company said.

This contract award, from a major US telecommunications company, provides for implementation and continued maintenance and operational support related to wireless enhanced 9-1-1 solutions (E9-1-1). These solutions include call routing of 9-1-1 calls from mobile phones to the appropriate Public-Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and the delivery of call back number and location data to the 9-1-1 dispatcher.

In addition to supporting 3G/4G (also known as Voice Over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE)) technologies, the contract provides for new services that will support 5G networks as they launch. The contract has an initial performance period of two years and provides for two annual option periods. In connection with the receipt of this contract, Comtech received an initial funded purchase order aggregating approximately USD 17.7 million.

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.