SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 24, 2008 08:00 ET

TCS Demonstrates Fast, Precise Location Fixes Over Live 4G WiMax Network at CTIA WIRELESS 2008

Standards-Based Assisted GPS Location Solution Paves the Way for Value Added Services

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - CTIA - Booth # 1341 - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced its live demonstration of precise location fixes over a WiMAX network using the Secure User Plane for Location (SUPL) Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS) technology in the TCS Xypoint® Location Platform. Believed to be the first in the industry to publicly showcase this capability, the TCS demonstration at CTIA WIRELESS 2008® runs on a live, commercially-deployed WiMAX network in the Pacific Northwest.

Broadband Wireless and WiMAX market research and analysis leader Maravedis Inc. forecasts in its February 2008 report that WiMAX subscribers will exceed 100 million by 2014. However, the world of WiMAX is rapidly expanding beyond mere broadband access. The TCS demonstration at CTIA uses the company's Xypoint Location Platform to affirm that precise, location-based services on WiMAX end devices are rapidly becoming a reality.

TCS' Xypoint Location Platform collects the GPS location using SUPL over the WiMAX network. A Web-based location tracking application regularly queries the Xypoint Location Platform for the laptop position and displays the resulting location on a map. While TCS is using a SUPL-enabled laptop for the CTIA exhibition, the technology is easily transferable to other wireless devices such as WiMAX-enabled personal digital assistants.

"As a leader and innovator in the wireless industry, TCS is moving forward with the next generation of wireless communications and services," stated Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "By demonstrating the technical feasibility of our 4G WiMAX location solution, we are making these types of services a reality and meeting end users' demands for enhanced LBS solutions."

For more information and a live demonstration, visit TCS at Booth 1341, at CTIA WIRELESS 2008, April 1-3, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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. Forward-looking statements within this release include without limitation the prospect that consumer demand for LBS solutions will continue. 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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