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Market Opportunity: Location-Based Services

April 2013

Pages: 40

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Keywords: Location Determination, LBS, Location-based Services LBS Applications


Sometimes considered a stand-alone service, often thought about only in precise positioning terms, location determination may also be on a proximity basis. In all cases, location adds value to applications and is thus an enabler of MVAS applications.

Location-based Service (LBS) applications use of information about the whereabouts of the wireless or mobile device is located, with that device usually being directly connected to or associated with a human or physical asset.

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.


  • Mobile network operators
  • LBS application developers
  • Wireless infrastructure providers
  • Mobile content developers and aggregators
  • Mobile commerce and advertising companies

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction to Location Determination, Applications, and Services
  • Precise Location
  • Autonomous GPS
  • Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
  • Cell ID/Enhanced Cell ID (CID/ECID) - Both
  • Proximity Location
  • Location-Based Service Applications
  • Location-Based Services Analysis
  • Key Design Factors and Typical Applications
  • Mobile Location Commerce Ecosystem and Applications
  • Location-Based Service (LBS) Application Categories
  • Public Safety
  • Social Networking
  • Information
  • Advertising
  • Gaming
  • LBS Regulations
  • Location Commerce Functionality
  • Location Systems
  • Map System
  • Conclusions
  • The Future of the LBS
  • LTE Benefits for LBS
  • Conclusions