SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 25, 2008 08:00 ET

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes TCS as Industry's Only Single Source Provider of LBS Value Chain End-to-End Solutions

TCS to Present Its Location-Based Services Portfolio at CTIA Wireless Conference

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, has been recognized by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan as providing the industry's most complete set of requirements for the complex interoperability needed to deliver premium Location-Based wireless carrier services. TCS' technology is identified in Frost & Sullivan's 2008 market report: "US Location Based Services Markets - The Wireless Carrier."

"TCS has assembled the industry's only true end-to-end carrier solution in the Location-Based Services (LBS) space by offering infrastructure, location gateway, middleware platform, geospatial and application server, and content and applications," said Brent Iadarola, Frost & Sullivan, Industry Research Manager, Mobile Communications, and principal author of the study. "TCS can provide a complete LBS solution to both GSM and CDMA carriers delivered as either in-network or as a hosted carrier service."

"TCS is proud to be recognized for its accomplishments in LBS by a leading analyst firm such as Frost & Sullivan," said Timothy Lorello, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of TCS. "Our Xypoint® branded suite of products provides wireless carriers a unique precise location offering that allows them to derive revenue from one of the most valuable attributes of being mobile -- location."

TCS is introducing the latest version of its Xypoint® Location Platform (XLP) at CTIA WIRELESS 2008®, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 1-3. The XLP 6.0 release combines the latest innovations from TCS for precise location infrastructure, location positioning center gateway, and application services enablement. The integrated offering enables wireless carriers to go to TCS as a single source for a full, seamless, end-to-end deployment that supports both CDMA and GSM networks. This proven and scalable platform includes control plane technology for E911 and E112, a Secure User Plane for Location (SUPL) solution, and standards based applications support for authentication and privacy controls. TCS' Xypoint Location Platform (XLP) is already in use by more than 50 carriers in 13 countries for E9-1-1, E1-1-2, and commercial location services.

In addition to the XLP, TCS also is demonstrating its precise location support for WiMAX and the latest fully featured TCS navigation application at CTIA WIRELESS 2008® Booth 1341.

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 and engineered satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, visit www.telecomsys.com.

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. Forward-looking statements within this release include without limitation the prospect of there being a significant market for location-based solutions. Other risks include 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.

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