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This deliverable contains the result of a business study for location-based services. Using deliverables D5: “User and System Requirements Report ” and D21: “Marketing Applications Report ” as inputs, this document proposes business models for each category of location-based services. Regarding the fulfilment of the FCC Phase II mandate, these studies show that E-OTD and A-GPS would not be able to achieve the 100 m. accuracy in 67 % of calls. When hybridised together through an EMILY type solution, only 23.6 % of calls would have a location accuracy of more than 100 m, hence meeting the FCC requirements. E-OTD calls for the highest investment costs, because of the huge price of the deployment of a high number of LMUs, necessary to cover the whole network (i.e in the rural areas). The costs to deploy enhanced Cell Id and A-GPS are similar but 3 times less expensive than for E-OTD. The deployment of EMILY positioning would cost approximately 92 M € for infrastructure and 6M € for the yearly operations. These figures are of the same magnitude as those for E-OTD considering the deployment of LMUs is made over the whole network. However one of the advantages of the EMILY solution comes from the fact that it does not necessitate to deplo

Year: 2002
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