Government wants telecom operators to track your location : 95% accuracy for 300m distance

Indian government wants telecom operators to track your location on a real-time basis and while the earlier deadline of May 31st has been extended, government has issued fresh details regarding the LBS service.

Accuracy in Percentage

Distance in Meters

Urban (More than 1 million mobiles in a municipal limit)

Sub – Urban & Rural

Remote

 

 

1 year

2 years

1 year*

2 years

3 years

2 years

3 years

50

30

50

 

 

 

 

 

100

60

75

 

50

60

 

300

80

95

50

60

70

50

60

500

 

 

60

70

80

60

70

*Applicable for the state of J&K, Assam and NE region.

That is, 95% accuracy for 300m distance over 2 years and overall, a minimum of 70% accuracy across the country. The purpose is to track down the location from where the call had originated with an accuracy of 30-90 per cent in an area of 50-300 meters depending on the population and area.

Importantly, the government has also made it clear that the cost of implementation will be borne by telecom operators.

The good news however is that if telecom operators implement a LBS system like this, it will open up new a new channel for LBS based innovative products, which otherwise are limited to hackathons and very basic implementations (like vehicle tracking).

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