Wireless Developer Network: According to a new report from the telecom analyst firm Berg Insight, the market for LBS platforms and middleware in Europe will return to growth in the coming years, with demand driven by E112 requirements and increasing adoption of A-GPS.
Annual revenues in Europe for mobile location platforms, including A-GPS servers and middleware platforms, are projected to grow from about € 17 million in 2008 to € 34 million in 2014.
“The latest wave of innovative smartphones has stimulated consumer interest in advanced mobile applications, which are increasingly location-enabled”, said André Malm, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight.
“Mobile operators are now responding by investing in network-based location technologies and new services. Particularly A-GPS will become very important as the installed base of GPS-enabled handsets in Europe is projected to reach 270 million devices in 2014.”