TeleCommunication Systems wins $6 million managed bandwidth contract from Defense Information Technology Contracting Office

ANNAPOLIS, Md., 12 Dec. 2009. TeleCommunication Systems, a provider of mission-critical wireless communications, won a three-year, $5.9 Million contract incrementally funded at $2 million from the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office to provide the U.S. Army Central Command (CENTCOM) with space segment for its Afghanistan operations. This is a three-year contract if all options are exercised. CENTCOM is funding this procurement through GSA's SATCOM II contract vehicle.

Posted by Courtney Howard

ANNAPOLIS, Md., 12 Dec. 2009. TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS), a provider of mission-critical wireless communications, won a three-year, $5.9 Million contract incrementally funded at $2 million from the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office (DITCO) to provide the U.S. Army Central Command (CENTCOM) with space segment for its Afghanistan operations. This is a three-year contract if all options are exercised. CENTCOM is funding this procurement through GSA's SATCOM II contract vehicle.

"TCS is pre-positioned to make this managed bandwidth available to CENTCOM in support of its military objectives," says Jay Icard, vice president of TCS' government solutions group. "We look forward to fulfilling CENTCOM's future managed bandwidth needs as well as the broader SATCOM needs of the other U.S. military branches."

Through TCS' Government Solutions Group, the company offers end-to-end managed services for converged (IP-based) voice, video and data solutions to organizations that require seamless, secure connectivity between fixed sites and remote operations. TCS Managed Satellite Services solutions include private, shared and outsourced network management through its global network, owned and operated satellite teleport infrastructure, 24 x 7 SwiftLink(R) Operation Center and global field service force. TCS is also a leading provider of fixed and deployable remote satellite communications terminals. TCS' SwiftLink(R) VSAT systems provide multimedia communications capabilities which convey encrypted voice, video and data. TCS SwiftLink products are highly transportable and ruggedized, with a graphical user interface that facilitates easy set-up and operation. The modularity and "plug and play" interfaces among all SwiftLink RF and Baseband configurations enable easy specification of communication solutions tailored to the end-user's specific needs.

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