SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

April 30, 2008 08:00 ET

TCS Awarded $15.8 Million in Government Contracts

Over 90% of Contracts Value Expected to Be Recognized as Revenue in 2008

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced that it has recently secured approximately $15.8 million in contracts to provide a broad range of communication solutions and services primarily to Federal Government customers across Civilian Agencies, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense (DoD). TCS was contracted to provide solutions to include SwiftLink products, satellite communications services, Continuity of Operations (COOP), and Telecom Expense Management (TEM).

The contracts awarded to TCS in the past four months derive from multiple sales vehicles, including the company's GSA Schedule, the World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, Washington Interagency Telecommunications System (WITS) and the GSA SATCOM-II Contract. A full list of contract vehicles can be found at:

"These contract wins demonstrate our continued ability to meet the government's stringent requirements for providing best-in-class communications services and solutions," said Michael Bristol, Senior Vice President of the Government Services Group at TCS. "TCS strives to understand each organization's needs and timeframes to deliver the tools and resources necessary to get the job done, efficiently and effectively. Our solid reputation and proven performance are generating an increase in government contracts."

The consistent contract deal flow that TCS maintains is attributed to a strong 20-year track record of delivering premium quality professional services that include:

--  The SwiftLink® deployable communication suite provides government
    organizations with battle tested, reliable connectivity and empowers
    warfighters with seamless, secure interoperable communications.
--  TCS Satellite Services provide technically advanced international
    satellite communications. With experience in design, installation,
    operation, service, and maintenance, TCS offers flexible and easy-to-use
    communications capabilities. TCS manages the entire network integration
    effort -- from international licensing and project management to network
    design, site surveys, antenna installation, satellite commissioning, and
    network maintenance.
--  TCS COOP solutions are customizable, employing proven continuity of
    operations methodologies and cutting-edge technologies for any government
    sector or industry to ensure continuity of mission-essential functions
    during an emergency.
--  The TCS TEM solution equips managers with tools to organize and reduce
    telecom expenditures. TCS TEM increases visibility and cost efficiency,
    empowering managers to introduce newer telecom technologies and redirect
    resources to other pressing needs.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) produces wireless data communications technology solutions that require proven high levels of reliability. TCS provides wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 network-based services, secure deployable communication systems, engineered satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless, cable MSOs, and VoIP carriers around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, visit

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include the possibility that not that all of the potential revenue under the contracts will be realized, given federal contract provisions allowing for termination for convenience, and those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.