BroadForward wins deal from Telenet to install new LBS system

Infradata and BroadForward have won a deal from Telenet to replace the existing legacy LBS system with the BroadForward Location Based Services solution.
Telenet WiFi BusinessTelenet, a provider of cable broadband services in Belgium who acquired mobile operator BASE in 2016, aims to expand their ability to provide location information for a range of services, including emergency calls for police, firefighting, and ambulance services.

Liberty Global, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, has a 56 percent stake in Telenet.

BroadForward LBS is designed to manage device location information across legacy and next generation mobile networks.

The software solution includes standardized functions such as Gateway Mobile Location Centre, Location Retrieval Function and Routing Determination Function. The solution will also incorporate the 5G Gateway Mobile Location Centre.

Luk Bruynseels, VP Mobile Technology at Telenet, said: “70 to 80 percent of all emergency calls are made from a mobile device, and with the network location information we can provide additional information to emergency services so they know where to find people when it matters.”