Various commercial reports indicate that a key reason for the location based services’ lacklustre performance has been attributed to inaccurate location positioning information, terminal limitation, and the lack of network infrastructure. Other reasons are the lack of a killer application and poor or inaccurate content. Price and privacy concerns have further limited the potential for LBS in the consumer market.

On the basis of this information, and taking into account the key objectives of AGILE – the introduction of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) into the LBS sector with a focus on pedestrian mobility and mass market applications – one can make a compelling case for a series of applications that maximise the key differentiators of GNSS over GPS and current means of network-based navigation:

  • improved precision and accuracy
  • improved global coverage
  • quality-of-service guarantee