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TCS and Cellfind Partners to Offer Location-Based Services Solution in Africa
TCS aims for the African market.
TCS and South Africa-based Cellfind have announced a partnership agreement. Cellfind's application offerings will now include the world-class location-based services (LBS) solution provided by TeleCommunication Systems. Mobile operators can quickly enable location services and generate revenue almost immediately by using TCS' hosted platform integrated with Cellfind's LBS applications. This is the first agreement between the two companies and the first for TeleCommunication Systems in Africa.

This new partnership is a strategic fit for both companies and leverages TeleCommunication Systems' strength in developing and implementing LBS technology and Cellfind's strength in identifying mobile technologies and bringing them to the African market. Wireless operators will benefit from a comprehensive, hosted, end-to-end LBS solution that is cost-effective and can grow with their business. Consumers will benefit from the expansion of services used for a wide array of applications such as emergency location, tracking of goods in transit, localized point of interest and more.

Senior Vice President of TCS' Commercial Software Group, Jay Whitehurst, said: "Cellfind is a leader in wireless technology in the African market, and we look forward to bringing wireless carriers a superior LBS offering. This partnership represents a mutually beneficial relationship based upon common strategic goals to capitalize on the expanding commercialization of LBS in both the African and international markets."

Managing Director of Cellfind, Jacques Swanepoel said: "TeleCommunication Systems has a strong, established reputation for leading LBS technology, and we look forward to offering this technology to our wireless carrier customers. By providing wireless carriers with a solution that is flexible, scalable and hosted, they will have the perfect combination of being able to provide superior LBS technology that fits their network in an extremely cost-effective manner."
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