Fully Integrated, End-to-End LBS Solution Offers Precise Location Data Driving Value-Added Services and Revenue Growth
BARCELONA, SPAIN, FEB. 25, 2013 - (Mobile World Congress Booth: 3B15) --TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced its Location-Based Services (LBS) solution for hosted in-the-cloud and in-network implementation. TCS consumer and enterprise LBS solution helps leading consumer brands, content providers and carriers monetize the growing opportunities associated with location applications – with minimal initial investment.
Recent studies by the Pew Research Center show that three-quarters of smartphone owners receive real-time, location-based information, and one in five use geosocial services. LBS has become part of today's mobile device experience as consumers have realized the benefits of location applications. With a proven background delivering operator-grade LBS systems and services, TCS is at the forefront of LBS implementation, providing a fully integrated, accurate and precise solution that includes infrastructure, location gateways, middleware, mapping and applications.
- In the past six months, TCS has deployed four new commercial mobile operators on its hosted in-the-cloud LBS solution.
- TCS LBS infrastructure supports GSM (2G), UMTS (3G) and LTE networks.
- As a hosted solution, the cloud-based model is designed to minimize deployment time, costs and resource requirements.
- The hosted solution provides the ability to transition to an in-network solution in the future when customers are administratively, financially and technically ready.
- The end-to-end LBS in-network solution is modular, thus allowing future vertical expansion with no impact to existing services.
- TCS' location solution provides accurate and precise location data, which is obtained with various interconnected location algorithms and technologies.
- TCS offers top revenue-producing branded and private-label applications for navigation, hyper-local search, workforce tracking and family locators.
Jay Whitehurst, senior vice president, Commercial Software Group, TCS, said: "Advances with LBS have created new market opportunities. Location applications are fueling both demand and revenue growth. ABI Research predicts that carrier-based LBS services revenue will grow to almost $6 billion by 2017. At TCS, we have invested in developing, testing and deploying innovative LBS solutions and serve more than 50 wireless operators globally. Our hosted, in-network and hybrid LBS solutions have the highest level of performance combined with the scalability and flexibility to meet our customer's current and future needs."
TeleCommunication Systems is a world-class specialist in high-reliability location-based services. Pioneers of the world's first wireless location platform, the first U.S. wireless E9-1-1 deployment and innovator of E9-1-1 solutions for cable and VoIP providers, TeleCommunication Systems has become the industry's leading provider of LBS infrastructure. For more information on TeleCommunication Systems LBS services, go to www.telecomsys.com/LBS.
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 newmobile 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 www.telecomsys.com.
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