TeleCommunication Systems Expands Into the Middle East

Fri Feb 1, 2013 4:55pm EST

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Dubai-Based Company Connecting Worlds to Assist With Business Development and
Key Vendor Partnerships
ANNAPOLIS, Md., and  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates,  Feb. 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly
reliable and secure  mobile communication technology, today announced its
expansion into the  Middle East  region. TeleCommunication Systems is utilizing
Connecting Worlds, a  Dubai-based company that offers sales extension and
virtual branch selling to mobile operators in the  Middle East/North Africa 
region to enhance the global offering of its products and services.

News Facts:

* Connecting Worlds' Farid Hilal and Nicolas Smayra will be responsible for the
sales and marketing of all TeleCommunication Systems products and services in
the  Middle East. Hilal has a 20-year track record of sales & business
management experience with leading international vendors doing business in the 
Middle East/Africa Region; Smayra has more than a decade of telecom experience
at various management levels, including serving as a senior technology manager
with Motorola Mobility, a Google company.  
* According to Analysys Mason, the  Middle East  and  North Africa  telecoms
market will experience growth from  $70B  in 2011 to  $96B  by 2017, with mobile
services accounting for 69 percent of all revenue by 2017.  
* For the second consecutive year, TeleCommunication Systems was recognized by
analyst firm Frost & Sullivan as providing the industry's most complete set of
solutions for the complex interoperability needed to deliver premium wireless
location-based services (LBS).  
* ABI Research has identified TeleCommunication Systems as the leading provider
of precise location platforms in the world.  
* With more than a decade of international deployment experience,
TeleCommunication Systems has delivered world-class solutions to more than 50
wireless customers on six continents and is a pioneer provider of wireless 911
solutions, processing almost 50% of U.S. E911 cellular calls (around 150K/day). 

* TeleCommunication Systems has provided proven precise location technology for
in-network deployments or via world-class hosting solutions, employing different
business models and pricing methods to adapt to customers' specific needs.  
* TeleCommunication Systems has also built and launched navigation, people and
asset location, and other mapping-based applications in new and emerging global
markets.

Supporting Quote:

* Brian McNealy,  senior vice president, global commercial sales,
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., said, "As we continue our strategic entry into
international markets, we are fortunate to be partnering with Connecting Worlds.
Their experience and regional contacts will serve us well in helping to solidify
TeleCommunication Systems' position in the  Middle East."

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. is a global leader in high-reliability
location-based services. It provides complete, end-to-end wireless LBS solutions
that include both branded and private-label applications, infrastructure,
mapping and content for leading consumer brands, content providers and voice
service providers worldwide. The company provided the world's first wireless
location platform, and it is the industry's leading provider of LBS
infrastructure. It also pioneered the development of several wireless
applications, including text messaging, Internet content and hyper-local search,
public safety services (E9-1-1, E1-1-2), and other enhanced communication
services.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.  
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly
reliable and secure mobile communication technology. The company's
infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text
messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. It 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 the
company's wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government
agencies utilize its cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly
secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications.
Headquartered in  Annapolis, MD, the company maintains technical, service and
sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative
wireless technologies, visit  www.telecomsys.com.  

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 TeleCommunication Systems' current expectations
and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ
materially from those anticipated. Risks include those detailed from time to
time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the
year ended  December 31, 2011  and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended  September
30, 2012.

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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 Company Contact:                 Media Contact:          Investor Relations:  
 TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.  Nadel Phelan, Inc.      Liolios Group, Inc.  
 Meredith Allen                   Graham Sorkin           Scott Liolios        
 410-295-1865                     831-440-2406            949-574-3860         
 MAllen@telecomsys.com            graham@nadelphelan.com  info@liolios.com     


SOURCE  TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

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