Mobile Positioning System

Through more than 20-year history, Ericsson Mobile Positioning System (MPS) has been the most widely deployed mobile positioning platform in the world. With the technology leadership, rich offerings and end-to-end capability, MPS is ready to provide everything the customers need to capture the growing demand for location-enhanced communications, ranging from addressing the government ambitions on public safety  with all-in-one positioning capabilities in GSM/WCDMA/LTE/5G/IMS networks to monetizing location assets through data analysis and more.

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 public alerting, 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 all type of mobile 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, LTE, 5G and IMS 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 public alerting and emergency-call positioning, as well as new market opportunities like location-based advertising and geo analytics.