An Overview of LTE Positioning

Demand for mobile services is exploding and one of the fastest growing segments is Location Based Services (LBS), primarily driven by two major requirements: Emergency services and commercial applications.

This white paper provides an overview of the various LTE Positioning Technologies and Protocols that will enable improved E911 and deliver the accuracy necessary for next-generation LBS and covers the following topics:

  • LTE Positioning Technologies

    • ECID

    • OTDOA

    • A-GNSS

    • Hybrid A-GNSS and OTDOA

  • LTE Positioning Protocol (LPP)

  • Control Plane Positioning

  • User Plane Positioning

For details on test challenges and solutions for LTE Positioning Technologies, also download white paper LTE Positioning Technology For Mobile Devices: Test Challenges and Solutions