Polaris Wireless completes trials with 3G operator meeting DoT compliance for LBS

Telecom Lead India: Polaris Wireless has completed field
trials with a Tier I Indian wireless operator’s 3G network to prove compliance
with India’s Department Of Telecommunications (DoT) May 2011 mandate for
location-based services.


The trials were conducted in the Kolkata metropolitan
area to demonstrate the effectiveness of Polaris Wireless Location Signatures (Polaris
WLSTM) in urban 3G networks.


The company exceeded the DoT mandate in trials held in
suburban and rural environments and remote areas in North-East region for a 2G
network. Previous trials in Bangalore also exceeded the DoT requirements in
urban and indoor environments, but this is the first such trial in a 3G network
environment in India. Polaris WLSTM is based on the 3GPP standardized RF
Pattern Matching (RFPM) approach.


The DoT mandate specifies accuracy levels of 30 to 95
percent within two years of adoption for a range of 50 to 300 meters in urban
areas. Polaris Wireless achieved accuracy levels of 62 to 99 percent in the 3G
field trials in Kolkata.


Combined with its previous trial results, Polaris
Wireless is the first location solutions provider to exceed the DoT mandate in
all radio access technologies (2G/3G) across all environments, proving the
attainability of the mandate benchmarks.


Polaris Wireless offers the most accurate location
solution for public safety and commercial location applications. We look
forward to working with Indian wireless network operators to deploy our
best-in-class location solution,” said Srinivas Varadarajan, Polaris Wireless
Vice President of sales and business development, Asia.


Polaris Wireless has extended its reach by partnering with
key players in the telecommunications eco-system in India. The company
previously announced a partnership with CanvasM (a division of Tech Mahindra)
to serve multiple wireless operators pan India. Polaris Wireless also recently
expanded its India -Centre of Excellence’ development and operations
organization, which was established in 2005 in India.


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