Mitec receives initial order from major Canadian telecom operator

    MONTREAL, Feb. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Mitec Telecom Inc. ("Mitec") (TSX: MTM),
a leading designer and manufacturer of mobile wireless, fixed wireless,
broadcast and satellite components, today announced that it has received its
first order for a network trial from one of Canada's largest telecom
operators. The order is for a coverage solution product that has proven
effective for enhancing network performance of co-sited wireless services
networks. It is the first order for this product from a telecom operator.
    Wireless network performance issues are a frustrating and pervasive
challenge for telecom vendors and operators in established and emerging
markets. Mitec's coverage solutions resolve network issues and enhance overall
network performance and are currently a product of choice for several major
global telecom vendors.
    "This initial order opens the door for Mitec to work directly with
Canadian telecom companies who can use our proven technologies to address the
challenges they may face as they plan their upcoming infrastructure
initiatives," said Mitec's CEO Dan Piergentili.

    Please note: Due to confidentiality provisions, Mitec is generally not
    able to disclose the names of its major customers or the financial data
    related to sales transactions.

    About Mitec Telecom Inc.

    Mitec 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. Mitec 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,
Mitec also operates facilities in California and China. Mitec Telecom Inc. is
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol MTM. On-line information
about Mitec is available at

    Certain statements in this release, including statements regarding future
results and performance, are forward-looking statements based on current
expectations. The accuracy of such statements is subject to a number of risks,
uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected, including, but not limited to, the effect of
general economic conditions, decreases in demand for Mitec's products,
fluctuations in selling prices and adverse changes in general market and
industry conditions and other factors listed in Mitec's public filings with
the appropriate securities regulatory authorities.
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For further information:

For further information: Mr. Jeffrey Mandel, Director, Investor and
Corporate Relations, (514) 694-9000,; Source:
Mitec Telecom Inc.

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