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February 22, 2013

TeleCommunication Systems Partners with Cellfind

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor

TeleCommunication Systems (News - Alert) Inc., offering mobile communication technology solutions, recently entered a partnership agreement with Cellfind (Pty) Ltd., a South African location-based mobile services provider.

According to the terms of the agreement, TeleCommunication Systems’ location-based services (LBS) program will now be a part of Cellfind's application portfolio, allowing operators to quickly enable location services and generate revenue by using TCS' hosted platform, integrated with Cellfind's LBS applications.

TCS’ location-based services (LBS) solutions support the generation and distribution of location information and provide state-of-the-art LBS applications. Both consumers and enterprise users can benefit from the functionalities included in TeleCommunication Systems’ location solution, as the company provisions all aspects of the LBS value chain, backed by two decades of LBS experience.

The application interface modules provide location information to requesting applications while maintaining critical privacy controls. The LBS application solutions support both legacy devices and smartphones, and are easily deployed.

With these innovative solutions, clients receive revenue-producing application opportunities suitable for different market and customer needs.

Senior vice president of TCS' Commercial Software Group, Jay Whitehurst, said, "Cellfind is a leader in wireless technology in the African market, and we look forward to bringing wireless carriers a superior LBS offering. This partnership represents a mutually beneficial relationship based upon common strategic goals to capitalize on the expanding commercialization of LBS in both the African and international markets."

Managing Director of Cellfind, Jacques Swanepoel, said, "TeleCommunication Systems has a strong, established reputation for leading LBS technology, and we look forward to offering this technology to our wireless carrier customers. By providing wireless carriers with a solution that is flexible, scalable and hosted, they will have the perfect combination of being able to provide superior LBS technology that fits their network in an extremely cost-effective manner."

Edited by Braden Becker

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