Comtech to Showcase How Location Plays Into Mobile Network Operators 5G Strategy During Mobile World Congress Los Angeles
Leading provider of location and navigation technologies to demonstrate how the latest in location-based applications and services will be extended to 5G architectures and utilized for business intelligence, public safety, and IoT
5G networks will provide mobile network operators with increased throughput and an opportunity to create new revenue streams from various industry verticals utilizing Network Function Virtualization (“NFV”) and Software Defined Networks (“SDN”) concepts.
Business Intelligence: With the promise of 5G, position estimation will go much further than simply tracking an asset. Capabilities such as geofencing will become even more monetizable, not only for businesses, such as retail, but for entertainment venues and much more. For example, the introduction of augmented reality and virtual reality at entertainment venues will make it possible to deliver advertisements to headsets located in a venue’s specific geographic region, or a fast food company can deliver coupons to a potential customer that is two miles from one of its restaurant locations and within one mile of a competitor. During MWCLA,
Public Safety: Accurately determining a caller’s location in an emergency situation is critical for first responders, especially as mobile devices become the primary point of contact for 911 calls. Position estimation becomes more difficult when the call is coming from inside a multi-story building.
IoT Location: With its new radio and next-generation core network, 5G networks are designed to support massive connection densities which will serve as a fundamental technology enabler for IoT. Comtech’s IoT Location Platform (“ILP”) is capable of locating a wide range of devices with low-power demands that communicate using a variety of cellular and non-cellular wide area networks. During MWCLA,
The Location Technologies group of
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Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer