Mitec Telecom reaches agreement with major North American Wireless Operator

    Mitec's Tower Mounted Amplifier technology to upgrade wireless
    infrastructure in the United States

    MONTREAL, Jan. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Mitec Telecom (TSX: MTM) is pleased to
announce that it has reached an agreement to supply its rugged Tower Mounted
Amplifiers to a major North American Wireless Operator over the next two
years. Mitec's Tower Mounted Amplifiers respond to the growing customer demand
for improved wireless coverage by significantly extending the range of an
existing cell site.
    "This is a meaningful milestone for Mitec since it validates the
Company's strategy to both compete vigorously in existing markets and pursue
new opportunities. By re-engineering some of our off-the-shelf technology at
nominal cost we were able to quickly and directly distribute it to a new
market," said Dan Piergentili, Mitec President and CEO. "Our customer, a large
North American wireless operator, selected Mitec because we have proven and
robust technology that is engineered to withstand the harshest environments -
technology that can also be quickly and easily deployed."
    The Tower Mounted Amplifiers currently being delivered are for both
Personal Communications (PCS) and Advance Wireless Networks (AWS), following
last year's spectrum auction in the United States. Operators are in the
process of installing the infrastructure to support these networks and it is
anticipated they will be operational this year. Rugged Tower Mounted
Amplifiers are manufactured in Mitec's Suzhou, China factory but the research
and development that brought this technology to market was conducted in
    "Tower Mounted Amplifiers are considered a preferred solution for
operators, who are now finding it challenging, either from the landscape or
regulations, to deploy new cell sites where demand exists for increased range
and service," said Piergentili.
    The North American wireless operator named Mitec a preferred technology
supplier on the strength of products it launched at the CTIA 2007 Wireless
Trade show in March 2007. Deliveries stemming from this agreement started
shipping in December 2007 and are expected to continue throughout 2008 and
2009 across the United States.
    "We are exploring the opportunities for our products with other telecom
providers to address a similar, emerging need in Canada. The upcoming spectrum
auction will undoubtedly create the same demand for upgraded wireless
infrastructure as we have seen in the United States - a demand that Mitec is
uniquely positioned to satisfy through its Tower Mounted Amplifier
technology", said Jeffrey Mandel, director investor and corporate relations.

    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. On-line information about Mitec is available at

    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

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For further information:

For further information: Mitec Telecom, Jeffrey Mandel, Director,
investor and corporate relations, (514) 694-9000 ext. No.2107,; Mansfield Communications, Rob Ireland, (416)
599-0024,; Mansfield Communications, Sarah Thompson, (416)

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