Telecom Lead America: CommScope said its GeoLENs Mobile
Location Center (MLC) 10.3 is giving wireless operators the ability to
accurately locate mobile devices connected to LTE networks.
4G Americas said there were 79 LTE networks in service in
41 countries as of early May, with more than 40 additional commercial LTE
launches planned for the remainder of 2012.
As operators migrate to higher-bandwidth LTE technology,
they remain committed to providing subscribers with the same kinds of
location-based services (LBS) that proved successful in 2G and 3G domains,”
said John Baker, senior vice president of Network Solutions, CommScope.
With our latest GeoLENs upgrade, there’s now a seamless,
cost-effective way to add LTE location capability to an existing 2G/3G
deployment and immediately extend current LBS offerings in an LTE environment,”
Of the world’s six billion mobile users, roughly 19
percent already use LBS and three times that number said they plan to do so
soon, according to market research firm TNS.
GeoLENs MLC supports combinations of handset-based,
network-based and hybrid location technologies. When queried for a location, it
automatically selects the optimum available locating method based on the
specific request, device and sub-network capabilities.
The locating methods and procedures available are
selected by the network operator and can be augmented as the network evolves.
GeoLENs MLC 10.3 allows seamless upgrade of any existing CommScope location
solution with no new hardware and is non-service affecting.
CommScope’s fully-integrated GeoLENs MLC consolidates all
of the capabilities of the various network location servers – Gateway Mobile
Location Center, Serving Mobile Location Center, Enhanced Serving Mobile
Location Center, Stand Alone Serving Mobile Location Center and Secure User
Plane Location Platform – into one single-bay solution.