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Puerto Rican Operator Orders Location Based Services Platform

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TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) says that Puerto Rico based mobile operator, Centennial PR has signed a four year contract for end to end location based services (LBS) including customized Spanish and English navigation and mapping applications. TCS says that it supports more than 50 wireless carrier in network deployments of public safety and LBS in North America, Europe and the Pacific, and also serves carriers in North America and India with hosted LBS infrastructure.

New LBS services under the contract include Navigation and Maps for a great amount of Centennial PR location enabled handsets which deliver real-time, turn-by-turn directions to over 40,000 points of interest. Centennial PR users will also be able to conduct enhanced searches using "what's near me," "what's on my route," "category near me," and "find by name" features.

"TCS is a proven and valuable partner in providing us with a full service location solution," said Naji Khoury, Centennial's senior vice president of marketing and business development. "When it came to providing a location-based solution for our customers, we looked to TCS, which currently supplies us with E9-1-1 services. Working with TCS, we are confident that our customers will receive the seamless integration of services they are looking for and the customer satisfaction they have come to expect from Centennial PR."

According to figures from the Mobile World subscriber database, Centennial PR ended last September with around 416,000 customers - representing a market share of 15%.

On the web: Mobile World - Centennial PR

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