After the telcos failed to meet Department of Telecommunication (DoT)'s deadline to implement the location accuracy Of 50 metres, the Indian Government has now revised the location accuracy percentage and distance for which the telcos have to maintain location details of its mobile customers. This announcement was made by Milind Deora, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, in response to a question in the Lok Sabha. The revision is as follows: - In urban areas i.e. regions with more than 1 million mobiles in a municipal limit, telcos have been asked to implement location based services with a 30% location accuracy in less than 50 metres, 60% accuracy in less than 100 metres and 80% accuracy in less than 300 metres by the end of the first year. This accuracy should be gradually improved to reach 50% accuracy in less than 50 metres, 75% accuracy in less than 100 metres and 95% accuracy in less than 300 metres, by the end of the second year. Note that the time period is calculated from the date of issue of the amendment i.e. May 31, 2011. - In sub-urban and rural areas, telcos have been asked to implement location based services with a 50% location accuracy in less than 300 metres and 60% accuracy in less than 500 metres by the end of the first year. This accuracy should be gradually improved to reach 50% accuracy in less than 100 metres, 60% accuracy in less than 300 metres and 75% accuracy in less than 500 metres, by the…
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