Evaluating OTDOA Technology in Support of PS-LTE

A Spirent White Paper

Location Accuracy 

As mobile device usage becomes more ubiquitous, there is an increasing need for location accuracy, especially in the event of an emergency. In recent years, the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has imposed stringent location requirements for indoor environments, making it crucial for carriers to understand how positioning technologies, such as Wi-Fi and OTDOA, can address the enhanced FCC regulations and be prepared to meet the upcoming deadlines.

Drawing from the experience gained with E911 and the incorporation of LTE, new Public Safety over LTE (PS-LTE) networks are being created that will take advantage of the established positioning techniques to better serve emergency personnel communications and provide faster and more accurate response in times of crisis. This white paper focuses on the nuances and complexities of OTDOA as an integral component of indoor positioning.


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