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ABI Research’s location and tracking technologies research uncovers new forecasts and trends that extend beyond the traditional outdoor positioning and navigation systems. Our research focuses on the foundational building blocks of location ecosystems, as well as the potential deployment prospects in smart home, smart city, health, retail, automotive, industrial IoT, AR/VR, in-building location, and navigation, asset tracking, beaconing, and robotics markets.

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Location Technologies, Devices, and Services

The first part of this database presents forecasts for in-dash, portable, and handset-based navigation systems and solutions for each region. It includes navigation hardware and software shipments, as well as revenue and market penetration levels. Also included are tables depicting vendor market share information. The second part contains current data on subscribers, revenue, and publicly announced commercial carrier deployments for the location-based services (LBS) sector. The data are broken down by location-based service type: personal navigation, enterprise (workforce/asset tracking/management), family tracking, information and POI, and friend finder. They cover all major regions of the world: Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.


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NB-IoT-Enabled Bike-as-a-Service in Smart City Space

3Q 2017

During the Huawei Analyst Event held in May 2017 in Singapore, Huawei announced their strategic partnership with China Telecom and Ofo to develop a smart bike-as-a-service in China. Huawei will provide the NB-IoT chipset to Ofo bike. Additionally, Huawei announced they will ship 1 million units of 3GPP-based NB-IoT Boudica 120 chipsets starting in June of this year. Meanwhile, The Boudica 150 chipset, with DL of up to 80 Kbps and UL of 106 Kbps, will be commercially available in Q4 2017. Additionally, Ofo is conducting trials in the U.S. (San Diego) and the U.K (Cambridge). Other vendors of the NB-IoT chipset/ module include Qualcomm, Sequans Communications, U-blox, and Quectel, among others.

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