The market for LBS platform and middleware in Europe is set to bounce back in the coming years with the demand being driven by E112 and lawful intercept requirements as well as increasing adoption of A-GPs, says research firm, Berg Insight.
Annual revenues are projected to grow from € 18 million in 2009 to € 35 million in 2015.
“Location-based services are finally on the verge of mainstream acceptance, enabled by broader adoption of GPS-enabled smartphones”, said André Malm, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight. “Mobile operators are now gradually responding by investing in location platforms and new technologies. Especially A-GPS servers and hybrid technologies will become very important as the installed base of GPS-enabled handsets is projected to surpass 400 million devices in 2014.”