SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

December 19, 2006 09:34 ET

TCS Delivers Wireless Short Message Service Platforms to Operators in Belize and Pakistan

Company Supports Prepaid Short Text Messaging via GSM, CDMA Networks

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless data communications, today announced it has successfully deployed messaging systems to new wireless carrier customers in two countries. TCS deployed its Short Message Service Center (SMSC) application to a wireless Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) mobile operator network in Pakistan and to a wireless Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) operator network in Belize. The platforms deployed support a broad range of text messaging features including requirements for text messaging in a prepaid environment. TCS deployed a Prepaid Messaging Solution via its SMSC and its Wireless Messaging Gateway (WMG).

Revenue leakage occurs when subscribers are allowed to use a prepaid service when the subscribers have insufficient funds remaining in their prepaid accounts. TCS Prepaid SMS System eliminates the risk of revenue leakage that occurs when systems cannot verify subscriber balances prior to providing the service. Additionally, TCS' Prepaid SMS solution provides real-time billing and mechanisms that encourage subscribers to replenish low account balances.

"These deployments of TCS' text messaging products add two more operators in the world market that recognize the value TCS provides in wireless data delivery," stated Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for TeleCommunication Systems. "We continue to innovate in the messaging arena to provide our CDMA and GSM operators with the value incentive that drives capital investment."

SMS is used around the world to deliver notifications, content, value-added services, and two-way, subscriber-to-subscriber communications. With the increasing traffic volume associated with prepaid services, operators need to properly account for subscriber usage and ensure profitability. TCS provides its carrier customers with leading technologies that address these specific prepaid messaging issues and transform potential losses into reliable revenue opportunities.

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 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) operators around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, visit http://www.telecomsys.com.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of 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 based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated.

The actual results realized by the Company could differ materially from the statements made herein, depending in particular upon the risks and uncertainties described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These include without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's financial results and the ability of the Company to (i) reach profitability as early as anticipated, (ii) continue to rely on its customers and other third parties to provide additional products and services that create a demand its products and services, (iii) conduct its business in foreign countries, (iv) adapt and integrate new technologies into its products, (v) expand its business offerings in the new wireless data industry, (vi) develop software and provide services without any errors or defects, (vii) protect its intellectual property rights, and (viii) implement its sales and marketing strategy.

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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