Koreans are testing indoor LBS services too

Finland is not the only country where indoor Location Based Services are being tested.

Far away from Nokia’s homeland, in Seul, South Korea, the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has already developed an “Indoor location search technology”.

Using Wi-Fi signals, ETRI’s technology was tested at the COEX Mall, Seoul’s largest shopping center.  It can provide accurate indoor localization via a wireless device (such as a cell phone), allowing users to easily find specific locations and places when indoor.

This would obviously be of great help if you’re in a huge shopping mall like the COEX.

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According to ETRI, Location Based Services are expected to experience a significant growth in the wireless mobile market over the next few years. 

Via Telecoms Korea

Author: Ilinca Nita

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