SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

March 26, 2007 07:30 ET

TCS Triples Short Message Service Center Capacity for Asia-Pacific Region Operator

Next-Generation SMSC Supports Demand for Intercarrier Delivery and SMS Televoting

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 26, 2007 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless data solutions, today announced the delivery of expanded Short Message Service Center (SMSC) functionality which tripled capacity to an existing Asian-Pacific operator customer.

"TCS developed SMSC software more than 10 years ago and has deployed it in numerous major wireless operator networks since then," said Drew Morin, Chief Technology Officer of TCS. "Year over year, SMS and data services are providing more substantial revenue streams for operators. Our SMSC supports intercarrier messaging and SMS pay-to-park, among other services. This expansion in an Asian-Pacific operator network is a direct result of our continued drive to meet the growth needs of the international messaging market segment in both features and capacity."

TCS' carrier-grade SMSC features the platform capability and performance operators require in one scalable system. In 2006, TCS was responsible for more than 40 billion text messages sent worldwide. The company currently has more than 30 worldwide messaging deployments and was the first to deploy an SMSC that simultaneously supported Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) protocols. In addition, TCS' smsExpress™ application suite supports mobile broadband delivery of text messages over Internet Protocol (IP)-based Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Evolution Data Optimized (EV-DO) networks. TCS' SMSC supports a variety of protocols, offers five "9s" reliability and facilitates specialized applications such as televoting and intercarrier messaging.


TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) 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.

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 when 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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