Technologies to Address the Indoor Vertical Location Challenge

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2Q 2021 | IN-6113

 

Overview of the FCC Requirements and the MNO's Responsibility

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In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched new location accuracy metrics (horizontal and vertical) for callers contacting the E911 emergency line through a wireless phone, particularly in indoor environments. Motivated by the requirements imposed by the FCC on Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 13 conducted a study (TR 37.857 V13.1.0) to assess the performance and accuracy of the positioning mechanisms available in Long Term Evolution (LTE). As a result of the study, 3GPP concluded that existing positioning mechanisms (prior to 3GPP Release 13) can satisfy the 80% positioning accuracy requirement of 50 Meters (m) in the horizontal axis. However, new positioning methods were required to target the indoor positioning needs (You must be a subscriber to view this ABI Insight.
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