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LBS Platforms and Technologies - 6th Edition

  • ID: 3057874
  • Report
  • 181 pages
  • Berg Insight AB
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Location platform revenues will grow to € 470 million worldwide in 2020

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Aisle411
  • Estimote
  • IndoorAtlas
  • Loctronix
  • Pole Star
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What is the current status of the global mobile LBS platform and middleware market? Indoor location technology is on the rise. Emergency services, lawful intercept mandates and location-based advertising will drive the LBS platform and middleware market in the coming years. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets. This 180 page report in Berg Insight’s LBS research series includes the latest trends and forecasts for this market.

LBS Platforms and Technologies is the sixth consecutive report analysing the latest developments on the global market for LBS platforms and middleware. This report in the LBS Research Series from Berg Insight provides you with 180 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:
- Benefit from 30 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
- Learn about the latest trends on the location platform and technologies market.
- Identify key location platform vendors and technology developers.
- Discover new players in the indoor location platform market.
- Recognise how different use cases and market segments drive location platform developments.
- Understand the strengths and weaknesses of key location technologies.
- Comprehend how passive location platform architectures can enable new business opportunities.
- Anticipate future drivers for location platforms and middleware revenues.

This report answers the following questions:
- What is the current status of the global mobile LBS platform market?
- Which use cases and market segments are driving location platform development?
- Which mobile operators have deployed LBS platforms and middleware?
- How is GPS-technology affecting network-based location technologies?
- What are the benefits with Assisted- GPS, OTDOA and hybrid location technologies?
- How will lawful intercept requirements affect technology choice for operators?
- Which location platforms and technologies are best suited for location-based advertising?
- Which vendors provide mobile network location platforms and middleware today?
- Which vendors offer indoor location technologies and platforms?

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  • Aisle411
  • Estimote
  • IndoorAtlas
  • Loctronix
  • Pole Star
  • ShopperTrak Ret
  • MORE
Executive summary

1 Introduction to location platforms
1.1 Location platforms and location-based services
1.1.1 Overview of mobile location platforms
1.1.2 A brief history of location platforms and services
1.2 Mobile communication services
1.2.1 Mobile voice and data subscribers
1.2.2 Mobile voice and SMS revenues
1.2.3 Mobile data and application revenues
1.2.4 Location apps and 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
1.4 The mobile LBS value chain
1.4.1 Location platform vendors and technology developers
1.4.2 LBS middleware vendors
1.4.3 Connectivity chipset vendors
1.4.4 Mobile network operators
1.4.5 Location aggregators and database providers
1.4.6 Smartphone platform and handset vendors
1.4.7 Mobile application developers and service providers
1.4.8 Indoor location solution providers
1.5 Telecoms regulations drive location platform deployments
1.5.1 European emergency call and privacy regulations
1.5.2 LBS regulatory environment in the US
1.5.3 Emergency call regulations in Australia
1.5.4 Emergency call regulations in Canada
1.5.5 The Indian Department of Telecommunications location mandate
1.5.6 Emergency call regulations in Japan

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 Location architecture and technologies in 3GPP2 networks
2.1.4 Control Plane and User Plane location platforms
2.1.5 OMA SUPL 1.0
2.1.6 OMA SUPL 2.0 and SUPL 2.1
2.1.7 OMA SUPL 3.0
2.1.8 Handset client-based and probe-based location platforms
2.1.9 Location in converged IP networks
2.2 Network-based positioning technologies
2.2.1 Cell-ID
2.2.2 Enhanced Cell-ID and RF Pattern Matching methods
2.2.3 E-OTD and OTDOA
2.2.4 Uplink Time Difference of Arrival (U-TDOA)
2.2.5 Wi-Fi positioning
2.2.6 Bluetooth Low Energy and iBeacons
2.3 GNSS and hybrid location technologies
2.3.1 GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou 2
2.3.2 Assisted GPS and A-GNSS
2.3.3 Hybrid, mixed mode and indoor location technologies
2.4 Comparison of location technologies
2.4.1 Cellular network-based location technologies
2.4.2 A-GNSS and Wi-Fi location technologies
2.4.3 Location technologies in development

3 Location technology market trends
3.1 Multiple parallel efforts drive location technology development
3.1.1 Emergency call location and public safety
3.1.2 Location-enhanced lawful intercept and national security
3.1.3 Consumer and enterprise LBS and apps
3.1.4 Commercial indoor location services
3.1.5 Network optimisation and customer experience management
3.1.6 Mobile advertising and analytics
3.1.7 Fraud management and secure authentication
3.2 Smartphone ecosystems
3.2.1 Smartphone platform market shares
3.2.2 Handset vendors and operators start to back new smartphone platforms
3.2.3 Smartphone platforms transform into new vertical silos
3.2.4 Towards a complete LBS offerings

4 Commercial deployments
4.1 Platform deployments in Europe
4.1.1 3 Group
4.1.2 Deutsche Telekom Group
4.1.3 KPN Group
4.1.4 Orange Group
4.1.5 SFR
4.1.6 Telecom Italia Mobile
4.1.7 Telefónica Group
4.1.8 Telenor Group
4.1.9 TeliaSonera Group
4.1.10 Vodafone Group
4.2 Platform deployments in the Americas
4.2.1 América Móvil
4.2.2 AT&T Mobility
4.2.3 Bell Mobility
4.2.4 Rogers Wireless
4.2.5 Sprint
4.2.6 Verizon Wireless
4.3 Platform deployments in Asia-Pacific
4.3.1 BSNL
4.3.2 NTT DoCoMo
4.3.3 Telstra
4.3.4 Telkomsel
4.4 Platform deployments in the Middle East and Africa

5 Market forecasts and trends
5.1 LBS market trends
5.1.1 Emergency call mandates remain a key driver for platform deployments
5.1.2 Location-enabled lawful intercept
5.1.3 Location-based services revenue forecast
5.1.4 Smartphone shipment forecast
5.2 Location platform deployments
5.2.1 Vendor market shares
5.2.2 GMLC/MPC and SMLC/PDE platform deployment forecasts
5.2.3 A-GPS and SUPL A-GPS server deployment forecast
5.2.4 Location middleware deployment forecast
5.2.5 Indoor location platform deployment forecast

6 Location platform and technology vendor profiles
6.1 GMLC and SMLC location platform vendors
6.1.1 Alcatel-Lucent
6.1.2 Creativity Software
6.1.3 Ericsson
6.1.4 Mobile Arts
6.1.5 Oksijen
6.1.6 Persistent Systems
6.1.7 Polaris Wireless
6.1.8 Redknee
6.1.9 TeleCommunication Systems
6.1.10 TruePosition
6.2 Probe-based location solution vendors
6.2.1 Astellia
6.2.2 GBSD Technologies
4.3.1 BSNL
4.3.2 NTT DoCoMo
4.3.3 Telstra
4.3.4 Telkomsel
4.4 Platform deployments in the Middle East and Africa

5 Market forecasts and trends
5.1 LBS market trends
5.1.1 Emergency call mandates remain a key driver for platform deployments
5.1.2 Location-enabled lawful intercept
5.1.3 Location-based services revenue forecast
5.1.4 Smartphone shipment forecast
5.2 Location platform deployments
5.2.1 Vendor market shares
5.2.2 GMLC/MPC and SMLC/PDE platform deployment forecasts
5.2.3 A-GPS and SUPL A-GPS server deployment forecast
5.2.4 Location middleware deployment forecast
5.2.5 Indoor location platform deployment forecast
6 Location platform and technology vendor profiles
6.1 GMLC and SMLC location platform vendors
6.1.1 Alcatel-Lucent
6.1.2 Creativity Software
6.1.3 Ericsson
6.1.4 Mobile Arts
6.1.5 Oksijen
6.1.6 Persistent Systems
6.1.7 Polaris Wireless
6.1.8 Redknee
6.1.9 TeleCommunication Systems
6.1.10 TruePosition
6.2 Probe-based location solution vendors
6.2.1 Astellia
6.2.2 GBSD Technologies
6.6.3 Insiteo: End-to-end indoor location platform solution for venue owners
6.6.4 Lighthouse Signal Systems: Indoor location service with open API
6.6.5 InvenSense: MEMS sensor vendor acquired Trusted Positioning and Movea 157
6.6.6 Loctronix: Software defined radio and sensor fusion developer
6.6.7 Pole Star: Launching crowd-sourcing for global indoor location coverage
6.6.8 SenionLab: MEMS and Wi-Fi signal fusion software developer
6.6.9 Sensewhere: Indoor location platform using crowd-sourced database
6.7 Signal measurement technology developers
6.7.1 Boeing: Boeing Timing & Location using Iridium satellite signals
6.7.2 ByteLight: Location and presence verification based on LED lighting
6.7.3 GloPos: Software-based indoor positioning using mobile network signals
6.7.4 IndoorAtlas: Indoor location using magnetic field measurements
6.7.5 iPosi: iP-GPS assistance technology for small cell infrastructure
6.7.6 InvisiTrack: Developer of the Positioning over LTE location technology
6.7.7 NextNav: Developer of the Metropolitan Beacon System
6.7.8 Nokia: Transitioning from device sales to technology and content licensing
6.8 BLE beacon, Wi-Fi equipment and retail analytics solution vendors
6.8.1 Aisle411: Indoor location services for retailers
6.8.2 Aruba Networks: Wi-Fi vendor acquires LBS software company Meridian
6.8.3 Cisco Systems: Acquires location analytics developer ThinkSmart
6.8.4 Estimote: Analytics and engagement platform using BLE beacons
6.8.5 Euclid: Wi-Fi based retail analytics provider launches free basic service
6.8.6 Gimbal: Develops BLE beacon platform for mobile engagement
6.8.7 iinside: Bluetooth-based location platform and analytics for retailers
6.8.8 Point Inside: Shopper engagement platform for retailers
6.8.9 RetailNext: In-store analytics for retailers using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
6.8.10 Ruckus Wireless: Introduces cloud-based SPoT Wi-Fi location service
6.8.11 ShopperTrak: Retail analytics using video and Bluetooth sensors
6.8.12 Walkbase: New focus on retail analytics using Wi-Fi and BLE infrastructure
6.8.13 Wifarer: Indoor location and content management system for venue owners
6.8.14 Zebra Technologies: Acquired Motorola’s Enterprise business

Glossary

Index
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Mobile subscriptions by network standard (World Q2-2014)
Figure 1.2: Mobile subscriptions by region (World Q2-2014)
Figure 1.3: Wireless service revenues (World 2011–2013)
Figure 1.4: Mobile location system overview
Figure 1.5: Overview of the LBS value chain
Figure 2.1: Location architecture overview
Figure 2.2: Location Information Server in converged IP networks
Figure 2.3: Cellular frequency reuse pattern
Figure 2.4: Cell-ID location methods
Figure 2.5: U-TDOA location
Figure 2.6: Assisted GNSS technologies
Figure 2.7: Performance and limiting factors for network-based location technologies
Figure 2.8: Performance and limiting factors for hybrid location technologies
Figure 3.1: Smartphone adoption by region (World 2010–2014)
Figure 3.2: Smartphone shipments by vendor and OS (World H1-2014)
Figure 4.1: Location infrastructure and technology vendor customer references
Figure 4.2: Location infrastructure deployments in Europe
Figure 4.3: Location infrastructure deployments in the Americas
Figure 4.4: Location infrastructure deployments in Asia-Pacific
Figure 4.5: Location infrastructure deployments in the Middle East and Africa
Figure 5.1: Emergency and commercial LBS revenue forecast (World 2013–2020)
Figure 5.2: Handset shipments by segment and price range (World 2013–2020)
Figure 5.3: Location infrastructure vendor market shares (World 2014)
Figure 5.4: Location platform revenues by region (World 2013–2020)
Figure 5.5: Indoor location platform revenues (World 2013–2020)
Figure 6.1: Location infrastructure and technology vendors
Figure 6.2: Location infrastructure and technology product offerings by vendor
Figure 6.3: Probe-based location solution vendors
Figure 6.4: Major location middleware vendors
Figure 6.5: Examples of GNSS chipset and assistance server developers
Figure 6.6: Location aggregators and client-based location platform developers
Figure 6.7: Overview of sensor and signal fusion platform developers
Figure 6.8: Overview of signal measurement technology developers
Figure 6.9: BLE beacon, Wi-Fi equipment and retail analytics solution vendors

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Aisle411
  • Estimote
  • IndoorAtlas
  • Loctronix
  • Pole Star
  • ShopperTrak Ret
  • MORE
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global market for mobile location platforms will show steady growth in the next few years. Total location platform revenues are expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 11.5 percent between 2013 and 2020, reaching € 470 million at the end of the forecast period. Much of the growth is expected to come from the emerging commercial indoor location segment, while the market for location platforms deployed by mobile operators is maturing. Annual revenues for GMLC/SMLC and A-GNSS servers, passive location platforms, as well as middleware deployed by mobile operators are forecasted to grow from € 200 million in 2013 to € 300 million in 2020. “Mobile operators deploy new location platforms and upgrade existing systems mainly to comply with public safety and lawful intercept regulations that are gradually being introduced worldwide,” said André Malm, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight.

These platforms can also enable commercial location-based services (LBS). He adds that a growing number of mobile operators are also deploying passive location methods that enable mass location of handsets without overloading the network. Mobile operators are starting to explore opportunities to extract more value from location data gathered from their networks in areas such as network optimisation, customer experience management, mobile marketing and analytics. However, most consumer and enterprise LBS now use location data obtained directly from GPS or Wi-Fi in handsets and will therefore have a limited impact on location platform market growth.

A broad set of actors are developing indoor location technologies that enable use-cases ranging from emergency call location to commercial applications like navigation, customer engagement and analytics. “The commercial indoor location market is still at a relatively early stage and has not yet reached mass adoption,” said Mr. Malm. “The market has suffered from a lack of cross-platform solutions and confusion among venue owners over which platforms and technologies to use”. Understanding of the value of indoor location and analytics services is now growing among retailers and venue owners, at the same time as uncertainty over which technologies to deploy decreases. “Remaining challenges to solve include how to motivate end-users to download the venue owner’s app, as well as how to bring customer value that encourages continued use of the app on a regular basis” concluded Mr Malm.
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- Aisle411
- Aruba Networ
- Astellia
- Boeing
- ByteLight
- Cisco System
- Estimote
- Euclid
- GBSD Technologies
- Gimbal
- GloPos
- IndoorAtlas
- Insiteo
- InvenSense
- InvisiTrack
- iPosi
- iinside
- Lighthouse Signal Systems
- Loctronix
- NextNav De
- Nokia Tran
- Persistent Systems
- Point Inside
- Polaris Wireless
- Pole Star
- Redknee
- RetailNext
- Ruckus Wireless
- SenionLab
- Sensewhere
- ShopperTrak Ret
- TeleCommunication Systems
- TruePosition
- Walkbase
- Wifarer
- Zebra Technologies

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The Internet of Things is very diverse. There are hundreds of different use cases, each with different dynamics. The starting point is to segment the market. The start with a  number of sectors: Automotive, Cities, Health, Industry, Home, Industrial, Energy, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Each of those sectors breaks down into a number of applications. In total across all sectors, the analyst examines around 150 separate applications. It is at this application level that they generate their IoT forecast. The analyst builds reliable data bottom-up. They take into consideration the current adoption rate, regulations, demographics, vertical-specific statistics, value chain structure, etc.

The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain.  They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.

 

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