Polaris Wireless Announces Compliance with India DoT Mandate for Wireless Location Accuracy

Apr 24, 2012

Polaris Wireless, the global leader in high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions, today announced it has successfully completed field trials with a major Indian wireless network operator to prove compliance with India's Department Of Telecommunications (DoT) May 2011 mandate for location-based systems. The trials were conducted over a period of two weeks in the North East telecom circle of India, at Agartala, to demonstrate the effectiveness of Polaris Wireless Location Signatures (Polaris WLSTM) in urban, suburban and rural environments and remote areas. WLS is based on the 3GPP standardized RF Pattern Matching (RFPM) approach. A previous trial with another major wireless network operator in Bangalore exceeded the DoT requirements in urban and indoor environments.

The DoT mandate specifies accuracy levels of 30 to 95 percent within two years of adoption for a range of 50 to 300 meters in urban areas. Polaris Wireless achieved accuracy levels of 67 to 100 percent in its field trials in urban areas. For suburban and rural areas, the mandate specifies accuracy levels of 50 to 80 percent within three years for a range of 100 to 500 meters. Polaris Wireless achieved accuracy levels of 88 to 99 percent. For remote areas, the mandate specifies accuracy levels of 50 to 70 percent within three years for a range of 300 to 500 meters. Polaris Wireless achieved accuracy levels of 87 to 99 percent. Polaris Wireless is the first location solutions provider to exceed the DoT mandate in all categories, proving the attainability of the mandate thresholds.

Jagdish Mitra, CEO, CanvasM said, "In our view, these trials are one of the most important milestones since we announced our partnership with Polaris Wireless, a pioneer in delivering high accuracy location solutions worldwide. These trial results endorse the fact that we have an ability to deliver and customize solutions, in a manner that will bring similar or even better quality services, suitable to Indian Market as mandated by the government. We further believe that CanvasM, with its deep understanding of the Indian Market, and Polaris Wireless, with its proven technology, are an unbeatable combination to provide world class and cost competitive solutions."

"We are very pleased with the performance of Polaris WLS in the recently-completed field trials," said Srinivas Varadarajan, Polaris Wireless Vice President of sales and business development, Asia. "Polaris Wireless offers the most accurate location solution for public safety and commercial location applications."
Polaris Wireless has extended its reach by partnering with key players in the telecommunications eco-system in India. The company recently announced a partnership with CanvasM to serve multiple wireless operators pan India. Polaris Wireless also recently expanded its India 'Centre of Excellence' development and operations organization, which was set up in 2005 in India.


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