A new software release from the CommScopeGeoLENs®
portfolio of solutions, GeoLENs
Mobile Location Center (MLC) 10.3, is giving wireless operators the
ability to accurately and reliably locate mobile devices connected to
For mobile subscribers, this represents a new era of personalized
services, while offering mobile carriers fresh opportunities for driving
revenue as LTE network deployments continue to increase. According to
information compiled by 4G
Americas, 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.”
GeoLENs MLC 10.3 arrives just in time to support what industry watchers
predict will be a steady upward trajectory for mobile LBS. Surveys on
mobile subscriber usage and preferences point to LBS as the feature most
respondents rank at the top of their wish list. Last month, market
research firm TNS
released the results of the annual Mobile
Life Study, looking at the mobile use of nearly 50,000 people in 58
countries, noting that 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.
CommScope is among the first in the industry to zero in on developing a
range of mobile location solutions to support LBS for operators of 2G,
3G and 4G networks. Equipped with virtual node technology, the
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 that is flexible, powerful and scalable.
Each deployment can be customized and configured for the specific
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.
GeoLENs is a registered trademark of CommScope, Inc.
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