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TeleCommunication Systems Partners with Hughes Network Systems to Enhance Global Secure Satellite Network

November 8, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST
TeleCommunication Systems Partners with Hughes Network Systems to Enhance Global Secure Satellite Network

Note: Comtech Acquired TCS on 2/23/2016

Germantown, Md., November 8, 2011―Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network and application services, today announced that TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology will incorporate the Hughes HX VSAT system in its TCS HX Enabled Secure Satellite Network. The network service, which will be sold by both TCS and Hughes, will provide international satellite coverage for government and military customers, enhancing TCS’s C4ISR prominence in secure communications solutions.

“We are pleased to work with TCS on the TCS HX Enabled Secure Satellite Network,” said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division. “The Network will provide transmission security (TRANSEC) with higher data rates and greater flexibility and bandwidth efficiency than anything currently on the market.”

The TCS HX Enabled Secure Satellite Network will support voice, data, and video communications. Ideal implementations for the Network include Command and Control (C2) operations and Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance (ISR) transport, as well as to provide Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) capabilities for warfighters deployed in combat and peacekeeping missions.

“This arrangement is ‘win-win-win,’” said Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of government solutions for TCS. “Hughes wins by gaining the ability to take advantage of expanded coverage into Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America; TCS wins by now having the ability to offer our customers better bandwidth efficiencies and TRANSEC capabilities; and our current and potential customers win by having access to more throughput on less capacity, which will translate into significant savings for them.”

The TCS HX Enabled Secure Satellite Network has an anticipated launch of early 2012. The service will be available on the General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70.



About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.

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 and professional services for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world.

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 detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.

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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