Sweden: The global market for location platforms is expected to grow steadily in the next few years, mainly driven by the emerging indoor location segment. According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, annual revenues for GMLC/SMLC and SUPL A-GPS servers, passive location platforms, as well as middleware deployed by mobile operators are forecasted to grow from an estimated € 190 million in 2012 to €275 million in 2018.
“Many stakeholders are now also investing in the indoor location market. Supporting a diverse set of indoor location services and use-cases ranging from emergency call location to navigation, shopping and analytics require different approaches. The different needs of each market segment in terms of handset support, location performance and business models have led to multiple parallel development efforts by several categories of companies,” said André Malm, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight.