CanvasM Technologies and Polaris Wireless have announced a strategic partnership to introduce the high-accuracy, network based wireless location solution for the Indian market. This will enable a variety of VAS and LBS applications across India.
The solution enables mobile operators to more easily identify the location of emergency calls made from a mobile phone, and provides increased revenue opportunities for mobile operators who introduce value added services and location-based services to India’s growing base of mobile device users. The partnership is expected to serve multiple wireless operators pan India.
“Partnering with Polaris Wireless gives CanvasM the ability to provide customers in India with the most accurate wireless location solution in the market today,” said Jagdish Mitra, CEO, CanvasM. “Together, the ground-breaking innovation in location technology of Polaris Wireless and the Tech Mahindra legacy of pioneering cutting-edge solutions for the wireless industry are an unbeatable combination,” he added.
“We are very pleased that high-accuracy, network-based wireless location is becoming a reality in India given the high percentage of feature phone penetration,” said Manlio Allegra, CEO and Co-founder of Polaris Wireless. “We look forward to working with CanvasM and Tech Mahindra to ensure that wireless operators in India are able to easily and cost-effectively deploy our location solution for emergency call management, enterprise, and other consumer location-based services,” he added.
According to market research firm, Ovum location-based services in India will grow significantly, bolstered by 80% annual growth in 3G connections over the next five years, and interest from high-value early adopters, such as working professionals and the burgeoning youth sector, which is expected to grow to about 150 million subscribers in 2012.
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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 23:19:32 IST