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TeleCommunication Systems Selected by North Central Texas Council of Governments for Next Generation 9-1-1 Systems and Services
Solution Expected to Be One of the Largest NENA i3-Compliant NG 9-1-1 Systems in the U.S.

ANNAPOLIS, MD, Dec 13, 2011 --TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) announced that NCTCOG has awarded TCS a three-year contract to supply Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems and services.

NCTCOG's emergency services network will comply fully with the National Emergency Number Association's (NENA) i3 standards. The TCS NENA i3-based solution includes components that will enable area PSAPs to support future emergency requests. This solution is expected to be one of the largest NENA i3-compliant Next Generation 9-1-1 systems, as measured by population, in the United States.

"With a diverse region ranging from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex to counties with a sparse, rural population, we needed the ability to have NG9-1-1 systems and services that could be easily adaptable to various existing systems, while still complying with NENA's i3 standards," said Christy Williams, NCTCOG 9-1-1 program manager. "TCS' NG9-1-1 systems and services not only accomplish that in an efficient and cost-effective manner; they also provide us with the ability to keep up with changing and emerging technologies."

"NCTCOG is keenly aware of the need to stay on top of rapidly evolving telecommunications technology in order to provide their citizens with highly reliable NG9-1-1 systems and services," said Chris Nabinger, senior vice president of safety and security for TCS. "TCS' NG9-1-1 solution provides them with the flexibility and range of features they require in order to accomplish these goals. This award expands the growing TCS NG9-1-1 footprint and demonstrates that the PSAP community acknowledges our expertise in messaging, location, cybersecurity and public safety as solid foundations for delivering mission-critical NG9-1-1 services."

The TCS NG9-1-1 solution offers public safety providers options to increase control over the system, bypass costly legacy architecture and deploy the solution as systems, services or a mix of the two within any existing IP network. For more information on TCS' NG9-1-1 solutions, visit http://www.telecomsys.com/NG9-1-1.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments

NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions. NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 240 member governments including 16 counties, 170 cities, 24 school districts and 30 special districts.

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 possibility that the contract could be canceled for convenience, poor performance or other factors, 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, 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.

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

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SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.