TeleCommunication Systems expands in Africa

Mobile communication technology firm TeleCommunication Systems has opened a new sales office in Johannesburg, South Africa. This office will be the focal point of the company's marketing and sales activities throughout Africa.

Jay Whitehurst, senior vice president, Commercial Software Group, TeleCommunication Systems, says: "In recent years, we've intensified our focus on international expansion, particularly in Africa. By establishing a sales office inJohannesburg, we are able to demonstrate our strong commitment to this key market and provide an opportunity to showcase our location-based services and offer customers competitive platform solutions."

TeleCommunication Systems has hired Andy Minnaar to serve as managing director of the new office, where he will be responsible for the operation and sales of the company's complete line of commercial software solutions, including location based services.

TeleCommunication Systems provides complete, end-to-end wireless LBS solutions that include both branded and private-label applications, infrastructure, mapping and content for leading consumer brands, content providers and voice service providers worldwide.

The company provided the world's first wireless location platform, and it is the industry's leading provider of LBS infrastructure. It also pioneered the development of several wireless applications, including text messaging, Internet content and hyper-local search, public safety services (E9-1-1, E1-1-2), and other enhanced communication services.

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