Mitec Technology Enables Beijing Olympic Torch Relay to be Broadcast from its Highest Point on Earth



    - Data Port Located at an Elevation of 20,000 feet will be Used for
    Future Expeditions to Himalayas

    MONTREAL, Feb. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Mitec Telecom Inc. (TSX: MTM) is pleased
to announce that its next generation satellite technology has been installed
in a GSM base station in the Himalayan Mountain Range as part of China
Mobile's initiative to provide video coverage of the upcoming Beijing Olympic
Torch Relay.
    The base station, located at an elevation of 20,000 feet, will provide
local cellular service and video transmission of the Beijing Olympic Torch
Relay as it crosses the Himalayas, one of the highest points on Earth. Mitec's
technology will support mobile service for future expeditions to this region.
Mitec's ten watt satellite band block up converter with frequency shift key
technology will be an integral backhaul component of the GSM base station.
Mitec's block upconverter technology can operate in temperatures below minus
30 degrees Celsius.
    "Mitec is extremely honored to have its technology selected to help
broadcast the prestigious Beijing Olympic Torch Relay," said Dan Piergentili,
Mitec's Chief Executive Officer. "Our technology's rugged, compact and
lightweight design has been shown to have excellent performance in extreme
climates. The robustness of this product is appropriate for backhaul
connection applications of other mobile networks located in geographically
challenging areas around the world."

    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.

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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; Rob Ireland, Mansfield Communications Inc.,
(416) 599-0024, rob@mcipr.com; Sarah Thompson, Mansfield Communications Inc.,
(416) 599-0024 ext. 244, sarah@mcipr.com

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