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The Impact of Galileo Open Service on Location Based Services Markets



OtsikkoMulti-Technology Positioning
ToimittajatJari Nurmi, Elena Simona Lohan, Henk Wymeersch, Gonzalo Seco-Granados, Ossi Nykänen
ISBN (elektroninen)978-3-319-50427-8
ISBN (painettu)978-3-319-50426-1
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TilaJulkaistu - 2017
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Many Location Based Services (LBS), such as navigation and tracking
services, are using Global Satellite-based Navigation Systems (GNSS). GNSS is
the most widely used positioning solution for LBS outdoors, therefore any improve-
ment in the quality of GNSS positioning services will directly improve the quality
of LBS and therefore it will generate more revenue and attract more users. One
of the upcoming satellite navigation systems is Galileo, which is being deployed
by the European Union (EU). Beside all political motivations behind Galileo, the
availability of more satellites in view and a more accurate, reliable and continuous
positioning service are some of the technological motivations of having yet another
of GNSS on sky. Such improvement in positioning service and, as a result, in LBS
applications will develop the market and attract more users. However, due to long
delays, current powerful competitors which are making the GNSS market increas-
ingly crowded, and also the cost of Galileo being covered by EU taxpayers only,
there is a question if another of GNSS is really required and it is able to return all
its cost in near future. This chapter assesses the financial aspects of Galileo at the
time of writing the book, including increasing costs and impact of losing some parts
of market and also its potential revenue and the economic impact of positioning and
timing service improvement by Galileo, and finally the impact of Galileo on future
markets of LBS is estimated.