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Mobile Positioning System

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.