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CommScope software pinpoints devices on an LTE Network

CommScope says a new software release from its GeoLEN division, gives wireless operators the ability to accurately and reliably locate mobile devices connected to LTE networks.


May 23, 2012  


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CommScope says a new software release from its GeoLEN division, gives wireless operators the ability to accurately and reliably locate mobile devices connected to LTE networks.

According to information compiled by 4G Americas, there were 79 LTE networks in service in 41 countries as of early this month, 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 at CommScope.

Last month, market research firm TNS released the results of the annual Mobile Life Study, which noted that of the world’s six billion mobile users, roughly 19% already use LBS and three times that number said they plan to do so soon.

GeoLENs Mobile Location Center (MLC) 10.3 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.