TCS upgrades US communications capabilities in SW Asia

Contract calls for managed bandwidth services and terminal maintenance

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. will improve satellite services for U.S. government personnel in forward operating areas throughout Southwest Asia under a three-year contract valued at up to $7 million.

The award, from an undisclosed agency, calls for TCS to provide managed bandwidth services and terminal maintenance support for fixed satellite terminal sites including those in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a company announcement today.

The fully operational network provides voice, video and data services in remote areas that lack terrestrial communication services.

Previously, TCS, of Annapolis, Md., has built networks to support government organizations in the Middle East, Africa and in South America, as well as the largest private Very Small Aperture Terminal network in the Asia Pacific region, the announcement said.

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