New Generation of GPS Smartphones Generating Renewed Momentum for the LBS Infrastructure Industry

LONDON - December 1, 2008 - The recent launches of GPS-enabled smartphones with touch screen interfaces such as Apple’s iPhone, the BlackBerry Storm, the T-Mobile G1, Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic, and Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X1 are fueling interest in handset-based navigation and location based services (LBS) despite the worsening economic climate. In turn this drives both third party LBS application development and the roll out of LBS infrastructure by carriers to support the much needed Secure User Plane Location (SUPL)-compliant Assisted GPS functionality.

“Handset technology finally offers the LBS user experience consumers have been waiting for,” says ABI Research director Dominique Bonte. “Large touch screen displays are the most natural interface for engaging with map-based LBS applications, as demonstrated by the success of Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs).

While up to now most of the LBS infrastructure market in the US has been driven by E911 requirements, the rollout of commercial LBS offers new opportunities for cellular location technologies such as Enhanced Cell-of-Origin and Uplink-Time Difference of Arrival (U-TDOA) either as assistance or as a fallback option for GPS. These solutions are offered by vendors like Ericsson, TCS, NSN, Andrews, TruePosition, Redknee, Openwave, Polaris Wireless and Autodesk in the form of Mobile Location Centers (MLCs), Position Determining Equipment (PDE) and Location Enabling Servers (LES).

However, several handset manufacturers such as Nokia are providing carrier-independent remotely hosted A-GPS directly to the end user. At the same time GPS is increasingly being complemented by alternative positioning technologies such as Cell-ID and Wi-Fi to increase in-door coverage, providing service providers with ever-greater flexibility to roll out commercial LBS applications.

A recent ABI Research study, “ Location Based Platforms and Infrastructure," examines the technical and commercial aspects of location based platforms such as MLCs, PDEs and LES. It provides insight into the complex LBS infrastructure ecosystem, and contains detailed forecasts for each major region. It forms part of the firm’s Location Aware Services Research Service, which also includes other Research Reports, Research Briefs, Market Data, an Online Database, ABI Insights, ABI Vendor Matrices, and analyst inquiry support.

ABI Research is a leading market research firm focused on the impact of emerging technologies on global consumer and business markets. Utilizing a unique blend of market intelligence, primary research, and expert assessment from its worldwide team of industry analysts, ABI Research assists hundreds of clients each year with their strategic growth initiatives. For information, visit www.abiresearch.com, or call +1.516.624.2500.


Contact:

Nicole Fabris
Web.: www.abiresearch.com




Review Article Be the first to review this article

Jobs
Programmer Analyst for Integrys Energy Group at Green Bay, WI
GIS Analyst for RAMTeCH at Stillwater, MN
Technical Product/Project Managers for D E Shaw Research at New York City, NY
Head of Technical Product/Project Management for D E Shaw Research at New York City, NY
Aerial Sensor Operator for Keystone Aerial Surveys at Philadelphia, PA
Upcoming Events
INTERGEO Eurasia - Bridge the gap between Europe and Asia at Trade Fair and Conference for Landmanagement Geoinformation, Building Industry, Environment ─░stanbul Turkey - Apr 28 - 29, 2014
RIEGL LIDAR 2015 at Hong Kong and Guangzhou China - May 5 - 8, 2014
Esri Africa User Conference at Cape Town International Convention Centre Cape Town South Africa - May 6 - 8, 2014
2014 Indiana GIS Conference at 222 W 150 N Valparaiso IN - May 7 - 8, 2014
Topcon
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Click here for Internet Business Systems © 2014 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 210, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408) 850-9202 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and EngineeringEDACafe - Electronic Design AutomationTechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes	MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and EngineeringShareCG  - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy