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No Less Than Five New Smartphone Platforms Were on Display at the Mobile World Congress 2013
Multiple contenders aim to become the third smartphone ecosystem.
TCS and Cellfind Partners to Offer Location-Based Services Solution in Africa
TCS aims for the African market.
Polaris Wireless Announces Record Revenue and Profitability in 2012
Polaris Wireless is a developer of high-accuracy software-based location systems for operators and law enforcement agencies.
Polaris Wireless Announces Multi-Million Dollar Contract for High-Accuracy Wireless Location
It is the fourteenth deployment of the Polaris Wireless high-accuracy wireless location surveillance solution outside the US.
TruePosition Announces Release 5.0 of the TruePosition Location Intelligence Management System
The new release is a solution to meet location-based national security needs.
CommScope Unlocks the Potential of Location-Based Services
New GeoLENs Locate to Enable Mass, High-Accuracy Geofencing Capabilities.
TCS Selects Locaid as Location-as-a-Service Partner
The partnership enables new location-based revenues for mobile operators.
Cricket Communications Contracts to Source Fully-Managed Location-Based Services from TCS
The deal includes TCS' Xypoint Position Determining Engine (PDE) module, which provides the precise location of devices in an operator's CDMA network.
LBS revenues in Europe to reach € 435 million by 2016
In North America, LBS revenues are forecasted to grow from US$ 620 million in 2010 to an estimated US$ 710 million in 2016.
Global revenues for mobile location platforms will grow to € 300 million in 2016
A new study from Berg Insight finds emergency call and lawful intercept mandates to be the main drivers for mobile location platform revenues.
CommScope Boosts the Capabilities of GeoLENs Mobile Location Center
The communication networks infrastructure vendor CommScope has upgraded its GeoLENs Mobile Location Center (MLC) with new capabilities.
Polaris Wireless Announces Altus Application Suite
The Altus application suite is aimed for law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
LBS Agreement Reached Between Huawei and TCS
TCS has delivered LBS solutions to more than 60 wireless carriers in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Motorola Acquired German LBS Start-up Aloqa
Aloqa is available on various smartphone platforms and more than one million users have downloaded its software.
Loopt Provides Location Services to U.S. Cellular
Loopt’s multi-faceted service delivers more accurate location data to U.S. Cellular mobile phone users needing to pinpoint their location accurately and frequently.
Seeker Wireless Win Bid to Implement Cross-Operator LBS Platform
Another recent client win for Seeker Wireless.
Andrew Introduces the New GeoLENs SUPL Platform
SUPL has become an important and attractive architecture for location-enabling wireless networks given its ease of implementation through bypassing the access network signaling dependencies.
WaveMarket Has Become Location Labs
New name and launches new features for its Location-as-a-Services platform.
E112 and lawful intercept will drive the LBS platforms market in Europe
New report from Berg Insight analysing the market for LBS platforms and technologies in Europe.
LBS revenues in Europe to reach € 420 million by 2015
Revenue forecasts lowered somewhat the coming years due to the trend of free applications from major vendors.
Andrew Upgrades GeoLENs Location Platform
The new GeoLENs MLC 10 release is planned for mid-2010.
Nokia Acquires MetaCarta
Metacarta has 30 employees with strong sales growth in the last quarter 2009.
Intrado Offers Managed Phase II Capable E911 Services for GSM and UMTS Carriers
Intrado in collaboration with Andrew Solutions.
MWC 2010: New GPS Handsets with Customisable User Interfaces
New GPS handsets from HTC, Motorola and Sony Ericsson feature customisable user interfaces for better integration of content and social media.
Seeker Wireless Win Bid to Implement Location Based Advertising in the Middle East
SeekerAdz adds the value of location to any channel such as messaging and mobile web.
MWC 2010: A Mobile Money Ecosystem Starting to Emerge
Popular conference track on Mobile Money in Barcelona.
MWC 2010: Smartphones and Applications for the Masses
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona 2010 it was clear that handset vendors and network operators are trying to position themselves in the application market value chain.
Novasys acquires Tridoo
The aim is to expand even more internationally and create a combined technological platform.
Andrew Launches New Location Protection Server
GeoLENs Policy Server secures location information for operators and subscribers.
Ericsson to Provide 29 Million Indonesian Subscribers with Location-Based Services
Subscribers will get location tailored content, enabling real-time traffic information, seeing where a family member is or receiving public safety information.
Xora and Gearworks Merge
Combined company serves more than 16,000 customers in partnership with the world’s leading wireless carriers.
Andrew Launches Next-Gen Solutions for Enabling Location-Capable Digital Networks
New capabilities and technologies will join Andrew's existing geolocation solutions under a new brand - GeoLENs.
Sarantel Consumer Survey Reveals Major Opportunities to Commercialise Location Based Services
85% of consumers aware of LBS would either be prepared to pay more for an LBS-equipped handset (34%) or would choose an LBS-enabled handset over one without (50%).
NAVTEQ Announces the Winners of the 2009 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge for the Asia-Pacific region
NAVITIME wins the Grand Prize of the LBS application developer competition.
TechnoCom Launches SpotOn GPS
SpotOn GPS is the first U.S. navigation and search application with fully-integrated mobile marketing & advertising.
Telogis launches GeoBase 3.0 – enterprise mapping and navigation SDK
The GeoBase SDK now supports real-time navigation for commercial vehicles on both laptops and mobile operating systems.
Berg Insight forecasts 130 million mobile LBS users in Europe by 2014
Local search, navigation services and social networking are believed to become the top applications in terms of number of users.
TCS Acquires Former Autodesk Unit LocationLogic
Further consolidation in the North American LBS market.
Berg Insight says shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets jumped 178.6 percent in 2008
A new research report from Berg Insight shows increased attach rates of GPS functionality in mobile handsets.
LiveAid Telecom - Dial 112 for emerging markets
Emerging markets more important than ever for the Telecom Industry.
Autodesk's Location Services Business Unit Becomes LocationLogic
Hale Capital Partners and Autodesk Announce Completion of Location Services Business Spin-Out.
Movers & Shakers in the LBS Industry
Johan Fagerberg at Berg Insight reveals some of the LBS trends from MWC in Barcelona.
E112 and A-GPS will revive the LBS platform and middleware market says Berg Insight
New market research from Berg Insight.
Genasys signs an agreement with CellTrack for the provision of a LBS platform in Pakistan
Celltrack has signed agreements with two operators, Ufone and Zong, to launch LBS in Pakistan.
Intrinsyc Announces Release of Connected Consumer Navigation Handheld Development Platform with SiRF
Intrinsyc confirms this engagement now generating Soleus royalty revenues.
Mobile Commerce joins up with European partners to form the Open Location Alliance
A new alliance to propel the growth of LBS in Europe.
Samsung and GyPSii sign Multi-year Agreement for Location-Based Services and Social Networking
Samsung will provide the new GyPSii-enabled handsets on a global basis.
Seeker Wireless powers innovative new Local Zone product from Vodafone New Zealand
The product from Seeker Wireless enables much smaller HomeZones compared to Cell-ID based systems.
NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge – Asia-Pacific Winners Announced
Joikusoft wins Grand Prize in annual location-based developers’ program.
Redknee Introduces Enhanced Location Services Upgrade
The Redknee ELS 6.0 integrates commercial and emergency location-based services into one platform.
Aepona and WaveMarket form partnership for worldwide LBS services
WaveMarket’s product suite now available to Aepona’s global carrier customers.
TruePosition Unveils Breakthrough Hybrid Location Solution to Improve Accuracy and Reliability for E-911 and all Location-Based Services
New solution combines technologies to improve performance.
Rosum Corporation Secures $15M in Financing to Fuel Growth in Mobile TV and Home
Rosum adds TruePosition as Strategic Investor.
More than 100 million users of mobile LBS in Europe by 2012 says Berg Insight
New report published from Berg Insight about the European Mobile Location-Based Services market.
Telkomsel to deploy location based services to its customers across Indonesia
Telkomsel will be using an LBS platform from Nokia Siemens Networks.
Berg Insight says GPS-enabled handset shipments will reach 560 million units in 2012
Many new handset models with built-in GPS from major vendors to be introduced during 2008.
Polaris Wireless Deploys Network Optimization Product for Wireless Carrier Market
Network optimization technology using location information allows wireless carriers to proactively manage network performance to enhance consumer satisfaction.
SquareLoop Receives $1 Million in Funding
Funding will increase sales and marketing efforts as well as product development.
Tele Atlas Names Finalists in LBS Innovators Series Event
The finalists span mobile calendaring, shopping/retail, social networking, advertising/promotional and real estate applications.
SiRF Unveils Strategy and Enabling Platform to Accelerate LBS Deployment
SiRF launch an ecosystem strategy to boost partner development activities.
deCarta Technology Leveraged by Multimap for Increased Performance
deCarta's Drill Down Server Geospatial platform technology finds new client in Europe.
Andrew Awarded Third Phase Of Strategic International Geolocation Contract
It is a multiyear contract from a Tier 1 operator in the Middle East for a major geolocation system deployment.
deCarta Raises $15 Million in Expansion Round of Funding
Growth acceleration ahead for deCarta.
Canadian Wireless Operator Expands Mobile GPS Service with Rx Networks
TELUS selects Rx Networks’ GPStream Global Reference Network solution to expand its Assisted-GPS capabilities and service coverage.
SIRF and Openwave Collaborate to Bring Location to Mobile Widgets
SiRFstudio Location APIs to be Integrated with Openwave's Mobile AJAX Platform.
Nextel de Mexico Strengthens its iFollow & iLocator Location Services
Integrates Location Manager from Openwave.
Tele Atlas Announces LBS Innovators Series Finalists
Tele Atlas is putting LBS application developers in the lime light.
SiRF And OpenWave Team to Bring Advanced Location Offering to Wireless Operators
Openwave Adds SiRFLoc Multimode Location Server to its Global Infrastructure Lineup.
The Winners of Global LBS Challenge, Drives Location and Navigation on Wireless Devices
Nine European Semifinal Applications Showcased at 2007 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Vodafone Spain selects new location platform from Genasys
Vodafone Spain and Genasys announce that last month the operator selected the Genasys Positioning Platform as their location enabling server for the administration and delivery of location based services.
Berg Insight says 60 percent of WCDMA handsets will be GPS/Galileo enabled by 2010
A new market research report from Berg Insight shows that Satellite Positioning is moving into the phone.
Mobile location-based services revenues will reach € 622 million in Europe by 2010 says Berg Insight
The new report that was published today gives a the complete picture of the European Mobile LBS market.
Ekahau and St. Croix Systems Team Up to Integrate RTLS and Asset Management
Collaborative Solution Helps Health Care Facilities Spend Less on Maintaining Equipment Assets.
Telenity Provides Location-Based Services to India’s Telecom Giant BSNL
Telenity has announced that it is providing location-based services (LBS) solution to India’s state-owned telecom giant, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) through its partner Tier 1 network equipment providers.
Telenor selects CellVision’s LBS/MLS middle-ware
The Middleware is called LocatiX which will be the future LBS platform for Telenor.
Andrew Awarded Second Phase Of Strategic International Geolocation Contract
Andrew Corporation has been awarded the second phase of a strategic multiyear contract from a Tier 1 operator in the Middle East for a major geolocation system deployment.
deCarta Adds China to Global Deployment of Location-Based Services
Latest deCarta (formerly Telcontar) platform delivers new, custom performance features to meet regional needs of rapidly growing Chinese Internet and mobile LBS market.
Reach-U expands within the Orange group by launching LBS with Orange Romania
The Estonian LBS middleware and applications developer Reach-U was chosen by Orange Romania to provide LBS solutions to the operators more than 6 million customers.
deCarta Launches Commercial Hosted Web Services
deCarta (formerly Telcontar) announced the availability of deCarta Hosted Web Services, a non-branded online service that enables fast development and deployment of customized, state-of-the-art location-enhanced Internet and mobile applications.
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