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India: Aircel to offer location based services for handsets even without a GPS


Aircel plans to offer its its subscribers location based services which will include real time tracking, navigation information and information services from coming month. Aircel, has selected Ericsson to provide the mobile positioning system for its subscribers.

With these services Aircel subscribers will be able to find nearby hotels, ATMs, banks, restaurants etc or find the shortest  route to home. One can even keep track of person having the handset with the Aircel subscription, which will be useful for tracking children or the elderly. Enterprises could also use the services for effective resource management.

Ericsson’s Mobile Positioning Systems (MPS) will offer advanced Location Based Services (LBS) to Aircel subscribers and can support several positioning alternatives for GSM and WCDMA(3G). This ranges from network-based methods (using cell tower based information), which will be available to all users, to more accurate terminal-based methods (in phone/device capablity) using GPS positioning for people with GPS enabled phones.

The Mobile Indian

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  1. My MNP was made so easy by the Aircel customer care people, I’m sure my stay with them will be even better.