Press Trust of IndiaSep 08, 2018 13:36:32 IST
Speaking at a panel discussion at the Space Expo, Nilesh Desai, Deputy Director of the ISRO's Space Applications Center, Ahmedabad said some mobile companies are working on having the NaVIC system in their handsets.
"It will be (mobile phones with NaVIC) available as early as 2019," he said.
Requesting anonymity, another Indian Space Research Organisation scientist said a Taiwanese company is working on building a chip that can have the NaVIC system in mobile phones.
However, Desai said asking mobile phone companies to have the NaVIC system may not be compulsory as there is no law in the country that mandates it.
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