TeleCommunication Systems Achieves Cisco Master Service Provider and Cisco Silver Certified Partner Re-Certifications

  TeleCommunication Systems Achieves Cisco Master Service Provider and Cisco
                  Silver Certified Partner Re-Certifications

PR Newswire

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 22, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
(TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile
communication technology, announced today it has once again achieved the
Cisco^® Master Service Provider Certification for cloud and managed services
and Silver Certified Partner Certifications from Cisco. The Cisco Master
Service Provider Certification recognizes TCS as having the capabilities to
sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market
and time to revenue. Additionally, the certification rewards partners for
their expertise and investments for creating, selling and delivering cloud and
managed services with financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all
countries of legal presence. To earn Silver recertification, TCS had to meet
rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support and customer
satisfaction set forth by Cisco. In addition, TCS' Cisco Powered managed
services designation in Cisco Powered Managed Connectivity has been renewed.

News Facts

  oThe Cisco Master Service Provider Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud
    and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as TCS to
    envision, build, market and sell cloud and managed services with business
    acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud
    Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers. As a Cisco
    Master Service Provider Certified Partner, TCS will sell and deliver at
    least two Cisco Powered services (managed and/or cloud services with Cisco
    Powered services designations), built on the IT Infrastructure Library
    (ITIL) framework, and provide enhanced management and stewardship
    practices to its customers.
  oIn addition, TCS has renewed a Cisco Powered services designation in Cisco
    Powered Managed Connectivity. Cisco Powered services allow customers to
    connect with confidence to achieve faster time to value by minimizing
    technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. Customers also
    experience assured performance through superior service, security and 24/7
    support from Cisco and its certified partners while taking advantage of
    continuous innovation based on open standards and Cisco's extensive R&D
  oAs a Cisco Silver Certified Partner, TCS has met requirements for
    attaining a broad range of expertise. To achieve Cisco Silver
    Certification, TCS was required to achieve the following Cisco advanced
    specializations: Advance Security and Cisco Express Unified
    Communications. In addition, TCS was required to integrate Cisco Lifecycle
    Services into their offerings and maintain high levels of customer
    satisfaction based on independently audited customer satisfaction
  oThe Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training
    required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills,
    and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco resale
    partner certifications--Gold, Silver, Premier and Select--represent an
    increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner's
    ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner
    specializations--Master, Advanced and Express--reflect an increasing depth
    of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies.

Supporting Quotes

Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of TCS' Government
Solutions Group, said: "Cisco's requirements for their certifications are
rigorous and reflect their status as a leading technology company. Thus, being
able to once again achieve the Silver and Master Service Provider
certifications, as well as the Cisco Powered Network designation, confirms
that we are using our skills, processes and capabilities to successfully meet
our customers' high standards with our secure and customizable solutions."

Surinder Brar, chief strategist of the Worldwide Partner Organization, Cisco,
said: "Cisco is committed to providing tools, training and programs to help
drive partner growth, differentiation and profitability. TCS has made an
investment in delivering the integrated and customized technology solutions
today's customers demand."

TCS has established a proven track record for more than 25 years as a trusted
provider of communication technology solutions to solve the government's
toughest technical challenges, under conditions that demand the highest level
of reliability, availability and security. To ensure mission continuity,
TotalCom^® offers 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

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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 those detailed from time to time in the Company's
SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance
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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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