SOURCE: TeleCommunications Systems, Inc.

September 06, 2005 07:30 ET

TCS Provides Corr Wireless With E9-1-1 Solution

Corr Wireless Signs Multi-Year ALI Link Agreement

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 -- TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission critical wireless communications, today announced that Corr Wireless has signed a multi-year contract for TCS' ALI Link™ service. The contract allows Corr Wireless to connect to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), irrespective of Automatic Location Identification (ALI) type, thereby simplifying and streamlining the PSAP querying process. This contract will supplement the phase II ALI services previously provided to Corr Wireless by TCS.

An ALI is a database that contains customer location information from the local service provider which is used in response to 9-1-1 calls. For wireless calls, the location of the caller is determined as the call is placed. TCS' ALI Link service dynamically updates the ALI with the caller's current location information. Further, the TCS ALI Link service dynamically provides the wireless caller's current location information to the ALI which supports the PSAP to which the E9-1-1 call has been directed.

In wireless E9-1-1, TCS' ALI Link service provides nationwide connectivity between wireless carriers who own and utilize an in-network Mobile Positioning Center or Gateway Mobile Location Center (MPC or GMLC) and all ALI databases used for E9-1-1. Wireless carriers and other customers using the ALI Link service can access both regional and Stand Alone ALI (SALI) databases through a single contact point for both Phase I and Phase II wireless E9-1-1.

TCS' Integrated ALI functionality uses TCS' implementation of the Emergency Services Protocol (ESP) to format all position requests it forwards to the MPC/GMLC. A Carrier's MPC/GMLC only needs to support the ESP protocol when responding to any request forwarded from an ALI which protocol and configuration is supported by TCS.

"Corr Wireless values our subscribers' safety," said Bryan Corr, President of Corr Wireless, "TCS continues to be a reliable source for wireless E9-1-1 call routing to our company and its subscribers."

TCS E9-1-1 location technology is connected to thousands of PSAPs throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These connections link both TCS-hosted and in-carrier network MPC/GMLCs with every major U.S. Local Exchange Carrier, all national and regional ALI databases and over 150 SALI databases.

"TCS provides E9-1-1 services that efficiently serve carriers and the PSAP community," stated Dan Allen, Senior Vice President of Service Bureau Operations for TeleCommunication Systems. "Corr Wireless has addressed the personal safety of its subscribers as a top priority, and TCS is pleased to support them in that regard."

ABOUT CORR WIRELESS

Corr Wireless is the largest Alabama-based wireless carrier, with approximately 200 towers in the network, supported by approximately 130 employees. The company has been providing cellular service since 1990, and its parent company began providing landline telephone service over 75 years ago. Corr Wireless owns and operates a digital wireless cellular system based on GSM technology, in North Alabama and part of North West Georgia.

ABOUT TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a leading provider of mission critical wireless communications solutions to carriers, enterprise and government customers. TCS' wireless data offerings include location-based Enhanced 9-1-1 services, messaging and location service infrastructure for wireless operators, real-time market data and alerts to financial institutions, mobile asset management and mobile office solutions for enterprises, and encrypted satellite communications to government customers. For more information visit 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 and sustain 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 for 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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