Annapolis, Md. and Paris, France
Annapolis, Md. and Paris, France
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communication technology, and Intersec, a leading vendor of real-time streaming analytics software, today announced that the companies are working together to expand precise location-based service (LBS) solutions. The strategic partnership leverages the two companies’ core competencies including TCS’ scope, scalability and leading precise location technologies and Intersec’s ability to deliver both passive- and analytics-based location services. In just 12 months, the companies have signed agreements with major operators in Angola, Hong Kong, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a variety of LBS applications.
Location-Based Services are an important opportunity for operators, with the market for location analytics from operators growing to $5 billion by 2020 according to analyst STL Partners.
Intersec and TCS have formed a partnership enabling both companies to address new market needs for location, ranging from public safety to commercial applications. The partnership gives customers a single source for scalable, best-in-class solutions from two of the world’s leading LBS companies. TCS is recognized by Frost & Sullivan as the only true end-to-end LBS provider globally, providing a time-tested, comprehensive and flexible solution that includes applications, infrastructure, mapping and content. Intersec’s innovative software have been distinguished by ABI Research as “the technology of choice for a number of carrier analytics and advertising efforts which will drive significant growth” through applications in customer base management, mass-scale Location-Based Services, fraud management and business analytics.
Together Intersec and TCS provide customers with an array of high-value, complementary precise location solutions including wireless emergency alerts, location-based advertising, Geomessaging, real-time geofencing, location analytics, mass-scale location monitoring and crowd analytics, as well as an expanded set of other location services and solutions.
TCS and Intersec have begun providing major operators in Angola, Hong Kong and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with LBS solutions for a variety of applications including anonymized subscriber movement analysis, mobile advertising, and LBS application support to inbound roamers. TCS believes the virtualization of location assets will provide a growth in new consumer-based applications using standard APIs and Analytics tools. With this partnership, TCS and Intersec will lead the next generation of location-based services on a global basis.
The partnership leverages TCS’ proven track record in scalability and its ability to manage more than 10 billion transactions each month.
The partnership also enables the development of an effective solution over the cloud.
The companies are working on expanding their combined presence in Europe and both North and South America.
TCS Commercial Software Group, Vice President of Mobility Solutions Keith Bhatia said: “Several years ago we made a calculated decision to expand our business by growing in new geographic markets. As a result, we began building out our ecosystem to sustain our number-one position in precise location and to drive the burgeoning LBS market. Partnering with Intersec is a natural step in that transformation, as the company is an industry leader in both active and passive location technology. Together we have rapidly secured three major operator customers in Africa and Asia, and are continuing to expand our customer set as operators take advantage of 4G and 5G capabilities to deliver new location-based services.”
Intersec Vice President of Strategic Alliances Patrick Métaireau said: “In addition to providing critical information for public safety applications, precise location capabilities are a catalyst in helping operators and other companies drive new revenue streams for marketing and advertising. Partnering with TCS allows us to capitalize on this growing market opportunity given the company’s ability to scale solutions for a wide range of customers and manage billions of transactions each month. Together TCS and Intersec are able to harness new market opportunities and use-cases for location applications, and strengthen our positions as leaders in this expanding market.”