NSN supports NTT Docomo LBS services

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) on Wednesday said it supplied its Advanced Location System to telecom major NTT Docomo to ensure better location-based services.

NSN Advanced Location System supports Assisted Global Navigation Satellite System (A-GLONASS) positioning technology and improves the positioning success rate.

As the number of smartphone users continues to grow, demand for location-based services ( LBS ) such as navigation, local information services and advertisements, concierge services and check-in applications is also on the rise.

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In urban areas with high-rise buildings, however, it is challenging to acquire enough visible GPS satellites needed for positioning. By adopting A-GLONASS positioning technology, the number of visible GPS satellites can be supplemented with GLONASS satellites, thus improving the positioning success rate.

“We have adopted A-GLONASS positioning so that our customers can use location- based services whenever and wherever. In future, our customers will be able to enjoy location-based services even in places where buildings are packed closely together,” said said Hiroshi Nakamura, managing director of Core Network Development Department at NTT Docomo.

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