LBS Platforms: New Post-consumer LBS Opportunities

In the last ten years the carrier LBS platform business has promised much, particularly with the dawn of consumer applications. The reality is that beyond mandated regions, such as the U.S., South Korea, and Japan, adoption has been limited as carriers remain skeptical on the revenue benefits versus the upfront costs. With carrier consumer LBS services losing the battle against smartphone applications, the incentive for carriers to deploy LBS platforms is limited. 

This report considers the new opportunities for LBS Platforms and location in enabling carriers to generate new revenue. The report looks at the impact of LTE, increasing demand for lawful intercept, the potential around big data and location analytics, carrier’s role in indoor location/retail, and also carrier-only location information services. ABI Research has forecast a growing LBS platform market by region for each of these segments.

Companies Mentioned

  • 1. THE FUTURE FOR LBS PLATFORM PROVIDERS
    • 1.1. The Six Major Opportunities for LBS Platform/Middleware Providers
  • 2. THE EVOLUTION OF LBS PLATFORM BUSINESS MODELS
    • 2.1. Per Transaction
    • 2.2. Per Subscriber
    • 2.3. Flat Fee Licensing
    • 2.4. Outright Purchase
    • 2.5. Advertising-subsidized
    • 2.6. CAPEX-OPEX Split Model
  • 3. LBS PLATFORM REVENUE: NOW AND THE FUTURE
    • 3.1. Assumptions
    • 3.2. Total LBS Platform Market
    • 3.3. LTE Deployments
    • 3.4. Big Data and Analytics
    • 3.5. Carrier LIS
    • 3.6. Indoor Location/Retail
      • 3.6.1. Cellular Location Offerings
      • 3.6.2. Market Conditions
    • 3.7. Lawful Interception
    • 3.8. Total Market Opportunity for LBS Platform Providers

Tables

  1. Contract Announcements by Technology, Worldwide, Until 3Q 2013

Charts

  1. Location Data Analytics Revenues, Worldwide: 2012 to 2018
  2. Carrier LIS Revenue, Worldwide: 2012 to 2018
  3. Lawful Intercept Revenue, Worldwide: 2012 to 2018
  4. Total LBS Platform Revenue, Worldwide: 2012 to 2018

Figures

  1. TCS Passive Location Infrastructure Solution
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Research Information

Price
Starting at USD 4500
Publish Date
4Q 2013
Code
AN-1105
Research Type
Geographic Analysis Report
Pages
15