TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced the successful deployment of its Xypoint Location Platform (XLP®), which now supplies nTelos wireless with mobile Location-Based Services (LBS) infrastructure. nTelos wireless needed a flexible replacement solution that could be supplied rapidly while providing subscribers with uninterrupted location services.
The XLP is a standards-based location infrastructure which provides both cell-ID and precise A-GPS location and is hosted in the industry’s only TL-9000 certified hosting facility. This comprehensive and scalable hosted solution consists of hardware, software, maintenance and around-the-clock operation. With this all-inclusive LBS infrastructure, nTelos wireless will continue to provide precise location information for applications for its customers while avoiding operational and logistical burdens.
With the addition of nTelos wireless, TCS now supplies its XLP location platform to 35 mobile operators worldwide. Berg Insight’s recent LBS platform study identifies TCS as the global leader in providing precise location infrastructure to mobile operators.
TCS’ ability to quickly deploy a complete hosted location infrastructure – as well as a suite of LBS applications such as navigation, family finder and workforce locator – helps mobile operators reduce time to market, lower implementation costs and eliminate integration problems associated with new location services, achieving a higher return on investment in record time.
- Lynne Seitz, vice president of location products, TCS, said: "It was imperative that nTelos achieve its long-standing commitment to delivering the best customer value and the best customer experience while going through this LBS transition. As other location service providers exit the market, often with little warning, TCS’ ability to step in and quickly transition location services has become as valuable to operators as the quality of our technology solutions. We look forward to delivering location services to meet the needs of nTelos for many years to come."
- Conrad Hunter, chief operating officer, nTelos Wireless, said: "In order to provide our customers with the applications and location-based services they desire, we selected TCS for its easy-to-implement, hosted service to meet our deadline. We are very pleased that TCS has been able to provide our subscribers with access to their favorite LBS applications without interruption."
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 www.telecomsys.com.
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS), operating through its subsidiaries as "nTelos Wireless," is headquartered in Waynesboro, VA, and provides high-speed, dependable nationwide voice and data coverage for over 430,000 retail subscribers based in Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. The Company’s licensed territories have a total population of approximately 8.1 million residents, of which its wireless network covers approximately 6.0 million residents. The Company is also the exclusive wholesale provider of wireless digital PCS services to Sprint Nextel in the Company’s western Virginia and West Virginia service area for all Sprint CDMA wireless customers. Additional information about the Company is available at www.ntelos.com or www.facebook.com/nteloswireless and www.twitter.com/ntelos_wireless.