Non-GPS Metropolitan Ultra Low Cost Network
The high cost devices and airtime mobile data services
prevents the massive use of geolocation GPS based services and their
derivatives in most of middle- and low income countries. The development and
deployment of metropolitan data networks based on Bluetooth Smart technology as
end devices and transmitting nodes interconnected with conventional broadband
networks, offer a solution whose cost does not exceed the thousands instead of
millions of dollars of technology conventional mobile data.
Furthermore, these devices can be pinpointed with high
precision, similar to the conventional GPS signal based geolocation solution,
because the nodes can easily be triangulated. This makes it the cheapest
solution metropolitan geolocation NON-GPS in the market.
This data network are many and varied applications in
public safety, health, sensor monitoring, security of persons and property.
Further details on these applications can be found on
The cost of deployment and use of this solution lies
in thousands of dollars per city rather than millions of their cellular
counterpart solution. This would ensure a price of installation, maintenance
and use, low enough so that its cost is not a barrier for a massive e inclusive
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