SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

October 11, 2010 07:30 ET

TeleCommunication Systems' President, CEO and Board Chairman Maurice B. Tose Elected to the CTIA-The Wireless Association® Board of Directors

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) -  TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board, Maurice B. Tosé, has been elected to the Board of Directors of CTIA-The Wireless Association®. CTIA is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Mr. Tosé will serve one year as the "Other Supplier" representative beginning on January 1, 2011.

"As our industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, we are looking forward to working with some of the best wireless industry leaders, including TeleCommunication Systems' Maurice B. Tosé. Their diverse experiences and understanding about this highly innovative and competitive sector will be a great asset to CTIA and its member companies," said Steve Largent, president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association.

Mr. Tosé founded TCS in 1987, and under his leadership the company's commercial business now supports location and messaging technologies that are used in 14 countries by 57 network operators, including all the U.S. tier-one carriers. TCS leads the market for wireless apps and the infrastructure that extracts the XY coordinates of a wireless device. Popular TCS apps include premium service turn-by-turn navigation, people and asset trackers, and hyper-local search. TCS also offers award-winning E911 (or E112) call routing for public safety, and advanced telematics solutions that are used by major auto manufacturers. TCS' government business provides cyber security, and total secure wireless communication technology and services to a broad range of U.S. military and government entities.

"I look forward to becoming an active member of the CTIA board," said Mr. Tosé, who has a track record of leadership on wireless issues at the national level. "TCS and I have posted numerous legislative and regulatory successes within, and on behalf of, the wireless community. In my new capacity, I will continue to ensure that the organization will advance the wireless issues and opportunities that matter most to our customers, partners, and the industry as a whole. CTIA is a valuable voice for our industry through its attention to technological and regulatory issues and its initiatives designed to educate and protect consumers. It's an honor and a privilege to be elected to the board."

Prior to founding TCS in 1987, Mr. Tosé was the Director of Department of Defense Programs for Techmatics, Inc. Mr. Tosé graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in operations analysis after which he served on active duty in the United States Navy for eight years, three and a half of which were as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy. He retired from the Navy Reserve as a commander after 30 years of combined active and reserve service, and remains involved with his alma mater including service on the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation board of directors. He also serves as a member of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) and is a member of the Maryland Governor's International Advisory Council.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit

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