- Language: English
- 127 Pages
- Published: March 2010
- Region: World
LBS Platforms and Technologies – 2nd Edition
- Published: June 2010
- Region: World
- 93 Pages
- Berg Insight AB
What is the current status of the European mobile LBS platform and middleware market? E112, A-GPS and end-users growing interest in commercial location services will revive the LBS platform and middleware market in the coming years. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets. This 90 page report in Berg Insight’s LBS research series summarizes the latest trends and forecast for this market.
LBS Platforms and Technologies is the second consecutive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on the European market for LBS platforms and middleware.
This report in the LBS Research Series from Berg Insight provides you with 90 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.
This report will allow you to:
- Profit from 30 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
- Learn about the latest trends for location platforms and technologies in Europe.
- Identify new business opportunities enabled by new location technology standards.
- Predict which location technologies will be deployed in the future.
- Anticipate future drivers for location platforms and middleware revenues.
- Understand the opportunities and challenges for mobile location-based services in Europe.
This report answers the following questions:
What is the current status of the European mobile LBS platform market?
Which mobile operators have deployed LBS platforms and middleware?
How is GPS-technology altering the conditions for providers of location-based services?
What is the current status of E112 in Europe?
How is GPS-technology affecting network-based location technologies?
How will lawful intercept requirements affect technology choice for operators?
Which vendors provide location platforms and middleware today?
Who should buy this report?
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1 Introduction to location platforms
1.1 Location platforms and location-based services
1.1.1 Overview of mobile location platforms
1.1.2 Rollout of location platforms and services in Europe
1.2 Overview of the European mobile communications market
1.2.1 Mobile voice and data subscribers
1.2.2 Handset shipments and installed base
1.2.3 Mobile service revenues
1.3 Mobile location platforms and technologies
1.3.1 Mobile location platforms
1.3.2 Mobile location technologies
1.3.3 Location middleware and GIS
1.4 The mobile LBS value chain
1.4.1 Location platform and network equipment vendors
1.4.2 Location technology developers
1.4.3 LBS middleware vendors
1.4.4 Handset manufacturers
1.4.5 Mobile network operators
1.4.6 Location aggregators
1.4.7 Application developers and service providers
1.5 LBS platform pricing models
1.5.1 Capacity-based model
1.5.2 Transaction-based model
1.5.3 Subscriber-based model
1.6 European telecoms regulations
1.6.1 European emergency call regulations and implementation
1.6.2 Legal aspects of privacy for electronic communications and LBS
2 Technology overview
2.1 Mobile network location platforms
2.1.1 Location architecture for GSM/UMTS networks
2.1.2 Location architecture for LTE networks
2.1.3 Control Plane and User Plane location platforms
2.1.4 OMA SUPL 1.0
2.1.5 OMA SUPL 2.0
2.1.6 OMA SUPL 3.0
2.2 Network-based positioning technologies
2.2.2 Cell-ID+TA, Cell-ID+RTT and E-CID
2.2.3 E-OTD and OTDOA
2.2.4 Uplink Time Difference of Arrival (U-TDOA)
2.3 GPS, assisted GPS and hybrid location technologies
2.3.1 Assisted GPS
2.3.2 GNSS: Global Navigation Satellite Systems
2.3.3 Hybrid and mixed mode technologies
2.4 Theoretical limitations of positioning technologies
3 Commercial deployments
3.1 3 Group
3.2 KPN Group
3.3 Orange Group
3.4 Telecom Italia Mobile
3.5 Telefónica Group
3.6 Telenor Group
3.7 TeliaSonera Group
3.8 T-Mobile Group
3.9 Vodafone Group
3.10 Other mobile operators
4 Market forecasts and trends
4.1 LBS market trends
4.1.1 LBS service revenue forecast
4.1.2 Rapid growth of GPS-enabled handsets and smartphones
4.2 Location platform deployments
4.2.1 GMLC and SMLC deployment forecasts
4.2.2 SUPL A-GPS deployment forecast
4.3 Location middleware deployments
5 Location platform and technology vendor profiles
5.1 Location platform and infrastructure vendors
5.1.2 CommScope / Andrew Wireless Solutions
5.1.3 Creativity Software
5.1.5 Mobile Arts
5.1.7 Nokia Siemens Networks
5.1.11 TeleCommunication Systems
5.2 Location technology developers
5.2.3 GBSD Technologies
5.2.4 Polaris Wireless
5.2.6 Rx Networks
5.2.7 Seeker Wireless
5.2.8 Skyhook Wireless
5.3 Middleware vendors
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Mobile operators by number of subscribers (EU27+2 Q4-2009)
Figure 1.2: Wireless service revenue forecast (EU27+2 2009–2015)
Figure 1.3: Mobile location system overview
Figure 1.4: Overview of the LBS value chain
Figure 1.5: Mobile location-based service categories
Figure 1.6: Capacity-based price model
Figure 1.7: Transaction-based price model
Figure 2.1: Location architecture overview
Figure 2.2: Cellular frequency reuse pattern
Figure 2.3: Cell-ID location methods
Figure 2.4: TDMA Frame
Figure 2.5: U-TDOA location
Figure 2.6: Assisted GPS technologies
Figure 2.7: Performance and limiting factors for key positioning technologies
Figure 3.1: Key location platform vendors and European deployments
Figure 4.1: LBS service revenue forecast (EU 27+2 2009–2015)
Figure 4.2: GPS handset forecast (EU 27+2 2008–2014)
Figure 4.3: Location infrastructure vendor market shares (Worldwide 2010)
Figure 4.4: Location platform deployments and revenues (EU 27+2 2009–2015)
Figure 4.5: SUPL A-GPS server deployment and revenue forecast (EU 27+2 2009–2015)
Figure 4.6: Middleware platform deployments and revenues (EU 27+2 2009–2015)
Figure 5.1: Location infrastructure and technology vendor customer references
Figure 5.2: Location infrastructure and technology product offerings by vendor
Figure 5.3: Middleware vendor customer references
E112 and lawful intercept will drive the LBS platforms market in Europe
According to a new report from the telecom research firm Berg Insight, the market for LBS platforms and middleware in Europe will return to growth in the coming years, with demand driven by E112 and lawful intercept requirements as well as increasing adoption of A-GPS. Annual revenues in Europe for mobile location platforms, including A-GPS servers and middleware platforms, are projected to grow from about € 18 million in 2009 to € 35 million in 2015. “Location-based services are finally on the verge of mainstream acceptance, enabled by broader adoption of GPS-enabled smartphones”, said André Malm, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight. “Mobile operators are now gradually responding by investing in location platforms and new technologies. Especially A-GPS servers and hybrid technologies will become very important as the installed base of GPS-enabled handsets is projected to surpass 400 million devices in 2014.” In addition to supporting commercial services, mobile operators also face increasingly stricter requirements for emergency call location and lawful intercept. Improved emergency call and lawful intercept capabilities typically entail accurate location of any handset deployed and therefore require installation of network-based location technologies.
- CommScope / Andrew Wireless Solutions
- Creativity Software
- GBSD Technologies
- Mobile Arts
- Nokia Siemens Networks
- Polaris Wireless
- Rx Networks
- Seeker Wireless
- Skyhook Wireless
- TeleCommunication Systems
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