BSNL floated a tender for PAN India deployment of LBS across all BSNL’s varied wireless networks. From the numerous bidders eyeing the tender, Pert Telecom Solutions Pvt Ltd (PertSol) was selected by BSNL for deployment of PertSol iLocator in BSNL 2G/3G & 4G networks.
“We will ensure timely implementation. LBS once commissioned will help BSNL to meet DoT LBS requirements/mandates and will also enable BSNL to provide value added services such as fleet management, etc.” Mitesh Vageriya, CEO of PertSol told Economic Times (ET). “The entire platform is in line with Aatma Nirbhar Abhiyan of Govt of India.”
PertSol’s LBS solution – iLocator, is already being used for various State Emergency Services such as UP112, Mumbai100, CG112, MP100, MERS112 and is being implemented in Gujarat112.
The project is a combination of Planning, Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning & Annual maintenance of location-based system (including GMLC, SMLC, SAS and e-SMLC) and its Integration with LIS system and CMS for BSNL’s 2G/3G/4G networks across north, east, south & west zones.
Almost a decade ago, Government of India introduced newly mandatory regulations for Indian Telecom Service Providers (TSP’s) including Implementation of Location Based Services (LBS) System.
The inclusion of Location Based Services (LBS) into UAS Licensing Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in 2011, mandated Indian TSP’s to accelerate their move and adapt the new norms.
Post these amendments, another mandate was released by DOT in 2016, where TSP’s were to integrate GMLC (Gateway Mobile Location Centre) with all the PSAP’s (Public Safety Answering Point) providing real-time location of the distress callers to emergency services. This process will ensure the location of all the callers, calling PSAP numbers like 100, 102, 108, and 112 automatically be made available to the Emergency Service Providers by TSP’s in minimal time.
PertSol iLocator (LBS platform) will connect to all PSAP’s and enable BSNL to commercially exploit LBS services across all their circles in India.