US-based TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), world leader in mobile communications technology, has said it plans to open an office in South Africa’s financial capital Johannesburg to serve as its central African domain.
Jay Whitehurst, senior vice president of TeleCommunication Systems’ Commercial Software Group, said the company has in recent years intensified its focus on international expansion, particularly in Africa.
“By establishing a sales office in Johannesburg, we are able to demonstrate our strong commitment to this key market and provide an opportunity to showcase our location-based services and offer customers competitive platform solutions,” he added.
Senior vice president of global commercial sales at TCS Brian McNealy added that he saw the expansion to Africa as a “logical next step”.
The company has appointed Andy Minnaar as the managing director of the South African office to take up the responsibilities of operation and sales management along the lines of software solutions.
“Andy has a strong background in the African mobile telecommunications industry and is a seasoned executive with a passion for innovation and finding the right solutions for customers. His experience will serve us well as we continue to expand our wireless solutions and platforms offerings into international markets,” Whitehurst told Satellite Spotlight.
TCS is a worldwide giant in the high-reliability location-based services sector. A leading supplier of global wireless location platform, and having initiated a variety of wireless applications, it is currently viewed as the top provider of Location-Based Services (LBS) infrastructure.
Other services it offers includes wireless solutions, mapping, content, and voice service providers universally. The firm is also listed on New York’s National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) and celebrated its 25th birthday this year.