SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

November 14, 2007 08:45 ET

World Teleport Association Names TCS to 'Fast Twenty' and 'Independent Top Twenty'

Recognition Is Based on Innovation, Value Delivery and Revenue Growth

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless communications, today announced that the World Teleport Association (WTA), a leading organization that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up, has named TCS to its prestigious "Fast Twenty" and "Independent Top Twenty" rankings for the second consecutive year. WTA's annual rankings provide the only independently compiled rankings of teleport operating companies.

The "Fast Twenty" ranks all teleport-operating companies based on year-over-year revenue growth in their most recent fiscal years. Total revenues of the 2007 "Fast Twenty" exceed $7.5 billion. The "Independent Top Twenty" ranks companies based on total revenue from all sources but excludes companies whose core business is ownership and operation of a satellite fleet or terrestrial network. The total revenues of the "Independent Top Twenty" exceed $2.2 billion.

TCS operates teleports in Manassas, Va.; Baltimore, Md.; and locations in Europe, offering the flexibility and end-to-end solutions needed for today's mission-critical communications. Operating in Ku and C-Band, TCS facilities are equipped to handle a variety of communication needs and support fully secure communications. For more information on TCS teleports, visit

"It is an honor to be recognized by the WTA for our strong growth and innovation within the satellite communications industry," said Maurice B. Tosé, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TCS. "These Top 20 rankings recognize our commitment and success in serving customer needs for mission-critical communications and satellite connectivity including voice, data and video communications requirements."

World Teleport Association (WTA) is a trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up. Members provide a broad and expanding range of value-added services, from origination of TV and radio channels to the integration and management of complex networks, and from IP-based content distribution to mobile telephony backhaul.

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 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. Risks include without limitation those risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Forms 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 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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