TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, and Johannesburg, South Africa-based Cellfind, South Africa’s leading location-based mobile services provider, have announced a partnership agreement.
Cellfind’s application offerings will now include the world-class location-based services (LBS) solution provided by TCS. 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 TCS in Africa.
This new partnership is a strategic fit for both companies and leverages TCS’ 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, localised point of interest and more.
This partnership creates a hosted, end-to-end LBS solution that covers all of the areas a wireless operator needs to start or enhance a LBS business. TCS’ hosted platform is fully tested and integrated with Cellfind’s LBS applications; thus, the hosted LBS solution provides one-time integration for both platform and applications.
The hosted LBS solution provides flexibility and rapid scalability – it supports a variety of location methods and technologies, allowing on-demand capacity to increase as the business grows.
The partnership supports wireless operators through consulting and system integration services, enabling them to deploy LBS offerings in the most suitable and cost-effective way within their network.
TCS is the number one provider of end-to-end LBS solutions in the world.
“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 capitalise on the expanding commercialisation of LBS in both the African and international markets,” says senior VP of TCS’ Commercial Software Group, Jay Whitehurst.
“TeleCommunication Systems has a strong, established reputation for leading LBS technology, and we look forward to offering this technology to our wireless carrier customers,” says MD of Cellfind, Jacques Swanepoel.
“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.”
TCS is a world-class specialist in high-reliability location-based services. The company provides complete, end-to-end LBS solutions that include branded and private-label applications, infrastructure, mapping, and content for leading consumer brands, content providers, voice service providers and more than 60 commercial customers worldwide.
Pioneers of the world’s first wireless location platform, the first US wireless E9-1-1 deployment and innovator of E9-1-1 solutions for cable and VoIP providers, TCS has become the industry’s leading provider of LBS infrastructure.
Using innovative mobile cloud computing services, TCS offers top revenue-producing applications for navigation, hyper-local search, workforce tracking and family locators.