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The location-based-services industry has been gaining momentum over the past decade through maps and navigation. The time is now ripe for acceleration in the number and variety of location-based services available, going beyond basic navigation to services such as smart home and security.


  • Provides recommendations for introducing location-based services.
  • Provides an overview of the key players in each vertical.

Features and Benefits

  • Enables telcos to understand their role in the location value chain.
  • Helps telcos understand the evolution of location-based services.

Key questions answered

  • What are the main location-platform vendors?
  • How have location-based services changed in recent years?
  • What lies ahead for location-based services?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Market status

  • Overview
  • Classifying use cases for location technologies
  • Location platforms: Core of location services
  • Location platforms are interconnected

Market dynamics

  • Industry and players
  • Market prerequisites for LBS to take off
  • Extracting value from LBS

Market outlook

  • Role of the mobile operator
  • Outlook by sector


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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