Mitec Receives New VSAT Order



    MONTREAL, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Mitec Telecom Inc. (TSX: MTM) announced
today that it has received a second order from a major cellular network
operator in Africa to provide its Very Small Aperture Satellite Terminal
component, also known as a VSAT Block Upconverter.
    In January, Mitec initiated deliveries on the first phase of an order for
this network operator. A second order reinforces the company's position as a
leading provider of 2-way satellite communications for growth markets. Talks
are now underway to provide this customer with Mitec's mobile wireless
infrastructure products to enable concurrent build-out of the mobile
subscriber network in the same regions of Africa.
    "As we continue to leverage our relationships with cellular operators
that have undertaken network expansion projects, we are seeing opportunities
to provide solutions that combine products from both our satellite
communication and mobile wireless infrastructure portfolios," said Robert
Mitchell, Vice-President, Global Marketing and Sales. "One of the elements
that differentiates Mitec from other telecom suppliers is our ability to offer
customers a range of solutions which they would have traditionally had to
source from multiple suppliers."
    "We are very pleased with the interest that Mitec's products are
receiving from companies in Africa, South America and Asia as these regions
continue to focus on VSAT technology to build out their communications
networks," said Daniel Piergentili, Mitec's Chief Executive Officer. "It's an
exciting time for Mitec as we are in a position to facilitate new
opportunities both by manufacturing and delivering custom-engineered solutions
and through the use of proven off-the-shelf technology."
    Development and manufacturing will take place at Mitec's Montreal
facility as well as in Suzhou, China. Deliveries are expected over the next
several months.

    About Mitec Telecom

    Mitec Telecom is a leading designer and provider of radio frequency (RF)
products for the telecommunications and satellite communications industries,
as well as a variety of other sectors. The Company sells its products
worldwide to network providers for incorporation into high-performing wireless
networks used in voice and data/internet communications. Headquartered in
Montreal, Canada, the Company also operates facilities in California and
China. Mitec Telecom Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol MTM. Online information about Mitec is available at
www.mitectelecom.com.

    Please note: Mitec is generally not able to disclose the names of its
major customers or transaction financial data in press releases due to
confidentiality provisions that prevent the release of its customers'
sensitive competitive information.
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For further information:

For further information: Jeffrey Mandel, Director, investor and
corporate relations, Mitec Telecom, (514) 694-9000 ext. #2107,
Jeffrey.mandel@mitectelecom.com; Sarah Thompson, Mansfield Communications
Inc., (416) 599-0024 ext. 244, sarah@mcipr.com

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