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China starts navigation service

by fwire  Dec 27, 2012 23:00 IST

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Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China's indigenous Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) Thursday began providing services to users in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a spokesperson of the system.

The services include positioning, navigation and short messages for China and surrounding areas, said spokesman Ran Chengqi, also director of the China Satellite Navigation Office.

Ran added that the service will be provided with positioning accuracy of 10 meters, reported Xinhua.