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Location-Based Services (LBS)


A term that refers to a wide range of services based (or enhanced by) information about the physical location of a user and/or device.


Typical examples of location-based services for consumers are real-time turn-by-turn navigation, the location of the nearest restaurant or hotel, vehicle tracking etc.


For a location-based service to work there are some requirements to be fulfilled. The network must support it, and certain technologies must be built into the mobile phone (such as GPS and A-GPS).


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