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Location Trigger Facility for Personal Communication Devices on a Wireless Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018575D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-24

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The present idea relates to a location trigger facility for personal communication devices on a wireless network. In most cellular telecommunication systems the mobile devices is self-locating, i.e. the devices can pin-point it's location more precisely and more easily than the network infrastructure itself. As a matter of fact, in cellular systems such as Europe's GSM or the US CDMA handsets are responsible for continuously monitoring their location in the network, and to initiate handover as they migrate between cells. The present idea is based on this information to trigger location based services.