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TeleCommunication Systems Selected by nTelos Wireless to Provide Hosted Commercial Mobile Alert System

May 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT
TeleCommunication Systems Selected by nTelos Wireless to Provide Hosted Commercial Mobile Alert System

Note: Comtech Acquired TCS on 2/23/2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that Waynesboro, VA-based nTelos Wireless (NASDAQ: NTLS) has selected the TCS-hosted Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) service to provide their subscribers with automatic alerts in times of crisis. CMAS is a new public safety system that allows customers who own an enabled mobile device to receive geographically targeted messages alerting them of threats to their safety.

CMAS messages include presidential emergency alerts, AMBER Alerts and warnings of imminent and local threats to life and property, such as natural and man-made disasters. The TCS CMAS service that nTelos Wireless will receive includes system specification, integration, testing, deployment and the use of TCS' proven public safety platform housed within TL-9000 certified facilities.

"As a leading regional wireless carrier that is committed to the well-being of its customers, nTelos Wireless has demonstrated this commitment by insuring that they receive these mobile notifications," said Mark Titus, vice president of carrier software at TCS. "We are honored that nTelos chose to entrust TCS to provide this very important public safety service."

Over the past year, TCS' highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology powered the delivery of nearly a trillion text messages and over 65 million wireless emergency calls. TCS wireless technology also serves U.S. military customers with mission-critical solutions. TCS operates the only non-operator TL 9000-certified network operations centers supporting E9-1-1, and supports next generation emergency, text messaging and location-based solutions. Wireless operators across the United States and abroad use TCS emergency alerting technology. A member of the TIA and ATIS standards bodies, TCS has been actively involved in CMAS-related standards working sessions since January 2008.

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.

About NTELOS

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 420,000 retail subscribers based in Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. nTelos' licensed territories have a total population of approximately 8 million residents, of which its wireless network covers approximately 5.9 million residents. nTelos is also the exclusive wholesale provider of network services to Sprint Nextel in the western Virginia and West Virginia portions of its territories for all Sprint CDMA wireless customers. Additional information about NTELOS is available at www.ntelos.com or www.facebook.com/nteloswireless and www.twitter.com/ntelos_wireless.

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 annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 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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