Ericsson Mobile Positioning System

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A vital part of Ericsson’s Location Based Services solution, the Mobile Positioning System (MPS) supports complementary positioning methods for 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks.

Executive summary

In today’s market, the demand for mobile location is growing, both from consumers as well as from authorities. Location is a vital component in consumer services like social media, search, advertising and navigation. For authorities, mobile location is mandatory for emergency-call location, and can also be used for road-traffic management and machine-to-machine (M2M) purposes.

To be able to support this growing market demand, a flexible positioning platform that can handle both consumer and governmental needs for 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks is required.

Ericsson’s Mobile Positioning System (MPS) is an easy-to-deploy, commercially proven platform with support for complementary positioning methods for best possible location coverage. The Mobile Positioning System can be used in GSM, WCDMA and LTE networks.

The Mobile Positioning System uses defined and secure interfaces, and will provide business model flexibility while protecting your network from abuse and overload. The Mobile Positioning System also provides cost-effective utilization of system resources and applications by serving several mobile networks simultaneously.

The Mobile Positioning System can be used for a wide array of consumer-demand services like search, mapping and navigation. As part of our end-to-end Location Based Services solution, it can also be used for road-traffic management and emergency-call positioning, as well as new market opportunities like location-based advertising.

User experience

A growing number of today’s users view mobile location as a commodity. An application with location data enabled can provide enhanced services and information, thereby improving the user experience. Social media and search engines are examples of such applications.

For an undisrupted user experience, however, it is important to have location coverage wherever you go, indoor or outdoor, irrespective of GPS coverage. Ericsson’s Mobile Positioning System supports complementary positioning methods, ensuring a superior user experience.

Operator benefits

From an operator perspective, Ericsson’s Mobile Positioning System provides:

  • A flexible 2G/3G compatible LTE solution
  • Standards compliant (3GPP and OMA)
  • Support for CID/TA, AGPS and OTDOA positioning methods
  • Support for Emergency call and Citizen Information Warning Systems
  • 99.999% stability
  • High performance
  • An easy-to-deploy, commercially proven platform

Why Ericsson

Ericsson has a long history in mobile location, and we are the number one provider of LBS solutions, with a market share of 40 percent.  Our end-to-end LBS offering provides everything you need to capitalize on the growing consumer demand, the increased interest in location-based advertising, as well as governmental requirements for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks.

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