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US cellular selects TCS for Phase II E-911 deployment

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., a provider of wireless location services, messaging software and E-911 services, announced that U.S. Cellular has signed a three-year agreement for Phase II E-911 support services and also renewed its existing contract for Phase I E-911 support. Under the expanded agreement, U.S. Cellular is leveraging the TCS Hosted Position Determining Entity (PDE) Service, which combines precise location determination — usually within 20 meters in a wide range of environments — with TCS’ Xypoint(R) Location Platform (XLP).

These services enable U.S. Cellular to automatically identify and provide the calling location and wireless phone number for all E-911 calls placed on the company’s advanced network using a CDMA-1XRTT handset. The technology platform also ensures the safety and security of U.S. Cellular customers and enables the company to comply with all the Federal Communications Commissions E-911 requirements. U.S. Cellular Corporation, the nation’s eighth largest wireless service carrier, provides wireless service to more than 4.1 million customers in 149 markets throughout 25 states. The Chicago-based company operates on a customer satisfaction strategy, meeting customers’ needs by providing a comprehensive range of wireless products and services, superior customer support and a high quality network. U.S. Cellular is listed and traded as USM on the American Stock Exchange.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. provider of software and solutions to wireless telecommunication carriers worldwide and to government customers requiring high reliability and security. The Service Bureau segment provides enhanced 9-1-1 connections to public safety call centers for the largest US wireless carriers, as well as hosted wireless text messaging services. The Solutions segment enables rapid deployment of fixed and transportable communications systems using wireless, satellite, and terrestrial networks. TCS connects, whether connecting people with voice, data or video in a wireless world or connecting customers and shareholders with long-term value, TCS delivers competitive, reliable and secure products, services and solutions to meet these needs.