Mobile Commerce has unveiled Plus Telecom as the latest company to implement its Location Gateway service. The telecoms solutions provider is using the Mobile Internet Edition of Mobile Commerces Location Gateway service, which enables mobile Internet (WAP) services to obtain the location of a handset without knowledge of the mobile number. This service opens up a whole new market, says Mobile Commerce, effectively location-enabling mobile Internet services on the fly, with the handset location obtained from the network.
Mobile Commerce has so far connected 56 customers to its Location Gateway Service, which was launched in 2002. The service enables third parties to have a single connection, via an XML interface, to obtain the mobile handset location on Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Virgin.
We are delighted that the uptake on our Location Gateway service is still on the rise, and that we continue to deliver LBS solutions to a wide range of customers for both corporate and consumer applications, says Mobile Commerce CEO and founder, Steve Page. It shows just how versatile the Location Gateway service is, and as consumer interest in location based mobile applications carries on growing, we hope to continue to be at the leading edge.