TCS to provide mobile navigation to US carrier nTelos

TCS to provide mobile navigation to US carrier nTelos
Regional U.S. wireless operator nTelos has announced it is expanding its relationship with TCS to address customer interest in location-based services. Under a three-year contract, the first service nTelos will offer is the turn-by-turn navigation application Rand McNally Navigator developed by TCS. nTelos also announced that it is extending its enhanced emergency wireless (E9-1-1) contract with TCS for an additional three years.

Under this contract, nTelos purchased Xypoint Location Services and Location-Based Services Roaming from TCS to ensure its customers have precise location mapping and nationwide roaming. This provides nTelos with the infrastructure to implement and support future location-based commercial applications from TCS or other vendors.

"We are extremely pleased that nTelos has elected to expand its relationship with TCS to provide services that both save lives as well as improve the quality of life on a daily basis," said Maurice B. Tose, CEO of TCS. "Rand McNally Navigator is an excellent example of how we can provide location technology that helps network operators such as nTelos to differentiate their service offerings, create new revenue opportunities and meet customer demand for lifestyle improvements."

nTelos is the first carrier to launch the Rand McNally Navigator wireless application. nTelos, a regional wired and wireless telecom service provider, offers services in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina. The company has around 400,000 wireless subscribers. The carrier currently offers three location-based applications: Rand McNally Navigator ($8.99 per month), Garmin Mobile ($9.99 per month) and Rand McNally StreetFinder($9.99 per month) .

Monday, March 24th 2008

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