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Cricket Communications Contracts to Source Fully-Managed Location-Based Services from TCS
The deal includes TCS' Xypoint Position Determining Engine (PDE) module, which provides the precise location of devices in an operator's CDMA network.
TCS has announced a multi-year managed services contract supporting Cricket Communications' Location-Based Services (LBS) infrastructure throughout its US wireless markets. Using TCS' comprehensive management of hardware, software, installation, scalability, maintenance and around-the-clock operation, Cricket Communications will continue to provide precise location information into location-based applications for its customers, while avoiding operational and logistical burdens. "By leveraging TCS' managed LBS services, they can participate in a growth market in a cost-effective way. As the demand for LBS continues to increase, Cricket has found a way of keeping costs down and reliability up."

Support of Cricket's LBS offerings will include TCS' Xypoint Position Determining Engine (PDE) module, which provides the precise location of devices in an operator's CDMA network. This precise location data is provided to consumer and enterprise location-based mobile solutions, including the Cricket Navigator application powered by TCS. Part of a solution comprised of satellite as well as terrestrial signals, the TCS PDE enables a quick, precise location fix in challenging environments including indoors, in dense, urban canyons and in rural areas with limited network coverage.
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