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Accurate location estimate using Fixed and Mobile Network Convergence

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130025D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Nov-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 681K

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Siemens

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Abstract

Currently, the only way to locate a mobile subscriber in a network is to use one of the positioning methods supported by the SMLC (SMLC, Serving Mobile Location Center) or by getting the cell ID from where the mobile subscriber is being served. A new idea proposing a simple and yet better and more accurate location estimation of a mobile subscriber is described by the following: Since the network operators are turning their attention more and more towards FMC (FMC, Fixed and Mobile Convergence), new possibilities for locating subscribers emerge. FMC is defined by the following: Fixed and Mobile Convergence is concerned with the provision of network and service capabilities, which are independent of the access technique. This does not necessarily imply the physical convergence of networks. It is concerned with the development of converged network capabilities and supporting standards. This set of standards may be used to offer a set of consistent services via fixed or mobile access to fixed or mobile, public or private networks. FMC is effectively a marriage between mobile and fixed networks. Calls become cheaper, clearer, and connections become more reliable. That is why FMC becomes more and more popular.

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Accurate location estimate using Fixed and Mobile Network Convergence

Idea: Raghunandan Bharathur Ramanujam, IN-Bangalore

Currently, the only way to locate a mobile subscriber in a network is to use one of the positioning methods supported by the SMLC (SMLC, Serving Mobile Location Center) or by getting the cell ID from where the mobile subscriber is being served.

A new idea proposing a simple and yet better and more accurate location estimation of a mobile subscriber is described by the following:

Since the network operators are turning their attention more and more towards FMC (FMC, Fixed and Mobile Convergence), new possibilities for locating subscribers emerge. FMC is defined by the following:

Fixed and Mobile Convergence is concerned with the provision of network and service capabilities, which are independent of the access technique. This does not necessarily imply the physical convergence of networks. It is concerned with the development of converged network capabilities and supporting standards. This set of standards may be used to offer a set of consistent services via fixed or mobile access to fixed or mobile, public or private networks.

FMC is effectively a marriage between mobile and fixed networks. Calls become cheaper, clearer, and connections become more reliable. That is why FMC becomes more and more popular.

Now, for location estimation of a mobile subscriber, the SMLC can check whether the subscriber is in a FMC zone. If that is the case, SMLC can fetch the location of the subscriber by the following:

1. Using an intelligent location calculation capable FMC device: The FMC device is capable of locating the mobile subscriber in its purview, hence when a request for locating a mobile subscriber in FMC zone is received, the serving FMC device is reques...