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Telcos Fail To Meet Indian Govt’s Deadline To Implement LBS Accuracy Of 50 Mtrs: Report

According to industry body associations COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) and AUSPI (Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India), telecom operators have not been able to meet the 1st June 2012 deadline for complying with the new Equipment Security Agreement mandated by Indian government (Department of Telecom), that requires them to maintain location information up to the accuracy of 50 meters, reports PTI (Via The Economic Times). Quoting General Rajan Mathews, director of GSM industry body, COAI, the report mentions that operators have made various representations stating that the accuracy levels demanded by the government were not possible, and that the technology will cost to the tune of $2-3 billion and that the industry wants that the cost should be borne by the government as it is for the purpose of national security. Mathews also said that the department should first test…

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