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TeleCommunication Systems Selected by Diversified Communications, Inc. for TCS OS-IRIS Managed Satellite Services

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ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/12 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that Diversified Communications Inc. (DCI), a leading provider of teleport and transportable satellite services, has selected TCS to provide mixed C- and Ku-band access to its TCS OS-IRIS offering, which is hosted on Intelsat 14. TCS OS-IRIS is the world's first commercial service offering of a Cisco-enabled IRIS (Internet Routing in Space) managed satellite service.

TCS OS-IRIS allows organizations to directly connect sites on multiple continents, eliminating latency inherent with double satellite hops and bypassing the otherwise-required connection to a commercial teleport. The TCS OS-IRIS solution enables voice, data and video traffic over a single IP network, increasing efficiency and flexibility. DCI will benefit from increased bandwidth availability, optimization tools and application flexibility delivered by TCS through an end-to-end Cisco secure IP network.

DCI provides teleport and transportable satellite services for global, commercial and government clients for "live coverage" of news, sports and entertainment events. DCI Director of Engineering Joe Concaugh stated, "DCI is pleased to partner with TCS to take advantage of their industry-first TCS OS-IRIS solution for our broadcast media platforms. This arrangement will enable us to dynamically move between news events and allocate satellite bandwidth 'on the fly' to each event without the intervention of a satellite operator."

"Major television and cable networks, multinational corporations and the federal government trust DCI to be a quality, reliable satellite services provider," said Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of government solutions at TCS. "With the use of TCS OS-IRIS, DCI will be able to use satellite bandwidth more efficiently to easily connect from C- to Ku-Band and simultaneously link sites on up to four continents to their broadcast infrastructure on just one system."


For nearly 25 years, TCS has been a trusted provider of communication technology solutions for the government's toughest technical challenges, under conditions that demand the highest level of reliability, availability and security. TCS provides deployable, highly secure communication solutions and complete end-to-end managed services for converged (IP-based) voice, video and data solutions to organizations requiring seamless and secure connectivity between fixed sites and remote operations.

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.

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 the potential that the agreement could be canceled, and 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, 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.

Company Contact:
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
Meredith Allen
410-295-1865
MAllen@telecomsys.com

Media Contact:
Nadel Phelan
Graham Sorkin
831-440-2406
graham@nadelphelan.com

Investor Relations:
Liolios Group, Inc.
Scott Liolios
949-574-3860
info@liolios.com


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