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Broadcom announces world’s first dual frequency GNSS receiver for smartphones

21 September 2017
Broadcom Limited, a leading developer of digital and analogue semiconductor connectivity solutions, recently announced the launch of the world’s first mass-market, dual frequency GNSS receiver device for smartphones, the BCM47755.

Tartu to host SpaceTech Integrated Applications hackathon in November

19 September 2017
Engineers, developers, designers, scientists, and other experts will come together at the SpaceTech Integrated Applications hackathon in Tartu, Estonia, on 3-5 November to brainstorm on possibilities for new applications that combine satellite navigation positioning systems, Earth observation data, hardware and social media.
Latest Apple iPhone 8 uses Galileo.

The latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are Galileo-enabled

18 September 2017
The new features of the latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X launched on September 13, include built-in support for the European Galileo satellite system, among other GNSS. This multi-constellation support means that the new phones will offer more accurate positioning, making it harder for iPhone users to get lost, wherever they are.
As the effects of climate change continue to impact our day-to-day lives, European GNSS will play an increasing role in meteorology and weather forecasting.

The essential role of European GNSS in meteorology

13 September 2017
With hurricanes battering the US, Europe just coming out of another hot summer, and all signs pointing to climate change – weather dominates both our headlines and our policy-making. But did you know that European GNSS plays an important and growing role in meteorology?

Japan joins the GNSS table with QZSS

06 September 2017
The Japanese government forecasts that 80% of the economic effects from QZSS will be in the car navigation, mobile terminal and value-added mobility application segments. The upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics will also give precise positioning and timing solutions an added boost. This instalment of our GNSS Asia series looks at Japan’s evolving QZSS system and the many benefits it is set to bring.
GNSS.asia in Taiwan has built a good network with key Taiwanese counterparts from both the public and private sectors.

Opportunities abound in Taiwan

24 August 2017
This instalment of our GNSS in Asia series focuses on the many opportunities for European GNSS companies in Taiwan.
To ensure European industry is able to take full advantage of these opportunities, the GNSS.asia Korea team is on the ground working with companies and collaborating with organisations.

Ample opportunities in Korea

22 August 2017
This instalment of our GNSS in Asia series focuses on the many opportunities for European GNSS companies in Korea.

Invitation to Tender: EGNOS High Accuracy service analysis

14 August 2017
Under what conditions would an EGNOS High Accuracy service be beneficial? The European Commission in launching a study to find out EGNOS High Accuracy user needs and requirements, and applications.

Beyond Cat-I: EGNOS evolution for aviation safety

10 August 2017
The new service contract aims to identify user needs and safety requirements in aviation, and how SBAS augmentation of GPS and Galileo in dual frequency can enhance aviation CNS/ATM services.

Two more satellites join Galileo service provision

10 August 2017
The European GNSS Agency (GSA), along with the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC), announce the commissioning of two additional satellites, bringing the total number of satellites available for the Galileo service provision to 18.
EU-China cooperation on GNSS gains momentum

EU-China cooperation on GNSS gains momentum

07 August 2017
In this instalment of our GNSS in Asia series, we look at how the close cooperation between the GNSS.asia China team and China’s LBS association is resulting in big opportunities for EU companies.

The synergies between GNSS and Earth Observation

03 August 2017
Speaking at a dedicated session entitled ‘Applications: Earth Sciences and Geo-Information’, part of EUREF’s annual symposium, representatives of the mapping and surveying sector discussed the various synergies between GNSS and Earth Observation and their use for providing real-time information about the state of the Earth’s troposphere.

Integrating GNSS in UAVs for faster SAR

31 July 2017
The main objective of the Horizon 2020-funded MOBNET project is to locate victims during natural disasters and emergency situations such as earthquakes, hurricanes or large snowstorms using EGNSS (both Galileo and EGNOS) and DCT (Digital Cellular Technologies). Its system assumptions were presented at TRANSCOM 2017 in Slovakia at the start of June.

India: A high-tech partner for European GNSS

27 July 2017
In this part of our series on GNSS in Asia, we look at the opportunities for European companies within India’s Smart Cities Mission.

Personal tracking devices set to dominate the Location Based Services (LBS) market growth

24 July 2017
Personal tracking devices will soon become the fastest growing market within the LBS sector and the solutions start to use Galileo for enhanced performances.