Public safety requirements
Geolocation must be 100 % reliable when it comes to population alerting, emergency call location and handling, and mobile-tracking police investigations. Our comprehensive catalog of location technologies unleashes functional capabilities to effectively support government officials, enhance situational awareness, respond more effectively to crisis situations, and consequently better protect the population.
Privacy by design
Our solutions natively integrate a comprehensive set of data privacy and confidentiality features: data pseudonymization, data encryption, GDPR compliance, smart-cascading workspaces etc.
Our platform can be used to bridge the gap between legacy applications and datasets by opening mobile networks to a whole ecosystem of standards and interfaces, allowing telcos to act as an anchor with Public Authorities.
Telcos must comply with the rules, no matter what. The most successful ones take compliance as an opportunity to reinvent their value-creation formula by leveraging Intersec's advanced automation, outreach, targeting, and geolocation instruments.
Geolocation for public safety
Most trusted location datamore
Telcos handle an immense amount of activity and mobility data from millions of subscribers and can provide insightful data-driven solutions in a privacy-respectful way in the post-cookie world. Geolocation in 5G is driving an even bigger shift since telcos are now in the position to provide the best source of location data:
- 100% of the subscriber base
- 100% covered territory
- Any device, any time
- 10m accuracy in urban areas
- 1 location every 3 minutes
- On-demand refresh
- Anonymized trusted data
Data privacy: the telcos’ most valuable assetmore
In the telecommunications industry, compliance with regulations, especially those related to data privacy, is a given. Non-compliance with regulations reflects badly on a company's image and when it comes to data privacy, most people start to fear that their personal information is at risk.
As a European company, Intersec is at the forefront of data privacy regulations and offers an environment that is unique in its rigor and scope.
Towards a more resilient worldmore
The world of crises and disasters is changing rapidly. We are witnessing new types of adversity, requiring new types of responses, including modernized public alerting, emergency call systems, and investigation methods
Telecom operators have an essential role to play with regard to data privacy, and fulfilling legal requirements for geolocation regulations means they have a foot in the door to deploy a wide array of advanced location-based instruments: density maps, retargeting options, real-time situational awareness, lawful access to the location of suspects to support police investigations, etc.
High accuracy and precision
Tests are conducted on a covered network territory to measure which cells the phones 'see,’ and at what strength. These signatures are stored in a database, and when a device must be located, the platform searches the database to locate the corresponding signature.
Coverage area of the cell can be estimated and the ’mass center point’ of the coverage area is typically used as the UE location estimate. Cell ID/SAI locates the UE down to one cell and the cell location (antenna coordinates) and shape (from network planning) is known.
Timing Advance (TA)
Timing advance is a radio parameter which is used by the network to compensate for propagation delay of UL burst. In LTE/NR Timing Advance is used to synchronize UL with DL. It gives the distance from the serving e/gNB with a know accuracy and is used to estimate a location with increased spatial accuracy.
Round Trip Time (RTT)
Thanks to larger bandwidth and relatively short chip duration in UMTS, RTT measurements are more accurate than the resolution of the corresponding TA-based technique in GSM. In theory, a single RTT measurement can estimate mobile-to-base station within a certain distance.
In Multi-Cell RTT, the call flow is as follows: gNBs transmit DL PRS. The UE transmits SRS for positioning, measures UE Rx-Tx Time difference per gNB, and reports UE Rx-Tx measurements to LMF. Each gNB measures gNB Rx-Tx Time difference, and reports this measurement to LMF, which then estimates the RTT to gNBs, as well as UE positioning.
Jordan hosts 670,000 refugees and asylum seekers registered from Syria. In this context, the government mandated Orange Jordan to support provide Syrian refugees with mobile service at subsidized rates and deliver insights on population flows entering/leaving the country to Public safety officials.
Leveraging the Intersec geofencing expertise and capitalizing on platform capabilities for both public safety and commercial needs, Orange Jordan was able to meet all the requirements:
- Dedicated plans and rates dedicated to refugees
- Data visualization tools including density maps
- Count of the on-site population to trigger scenario and information to the government, HRC, and NGOs
- Real-time insights supporting evacuation processes
Governments and the private sector, in particular mobile network operators, can ensure refugees have access to networks and can afford connectivity. In certain cases, UNHCR will support subsidies for vulnerable populations to enable them to purchase connectivity.
2015 UNHCR Connectivity for Refugees Survey
In France, the remote protection system for persons in serious danger ("Téléphone Grand Danger") consists of ensuring the protection of particularly vulnerable persons in serious danger, victims of rape or domestic violence. The Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Women's Rights decided to generalize the TGD system to develop a harmonized response to domestic violence throughout France.
This telephone platform receives calls and assesses the situation. The remote operator, connected by a dedicated channel to the national police and gendarmerie units, immediately requests the intervention of the police. This device also allows the geolocation of the caller.This solution leverages Intersec’s geolocation capabilities, helping secure hundreds of women at risk every year.
Geolocation really matters
Public Warning Suite (PWS)more
Our public warning systems (PWS) enables public bodies to locate and target multiple mobile subscribers ranging from small groups to an entire country that use 2G to 5G devices, disseminate a message via SMS, integrate with GIS, and build a geofence around the endangered zone in seconds.
We have modernized crisis management by combining multiple communication channels and live situation awareness capabilities. Our solution displays real-time anonymized population density and alert broadcast information feedback.
Emergency call handlingmore
Emergency calls require telcos to identify the caller’s location quickly and precisely so that it can be accurately routed to the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) at scale. Our location intelligence expertise has been leveraged as a complement to the Advanced Mobile Location technology when blind spots occur.
Telco geolocation use cases
Location regulatory compliance
Our unique approach to geolocation enables telcos to have a view over the location of their whole subscriber base, updated continuously and in real time, meeting regulatory requirements while unlocking a variety of location-based use cases.
Network location platform
Proper geolocation is required to meet network coverage requirements for reporting purposes on the actual cell coverage or to comply with roaming standards for example.
5G positioning opportunities
The past few years have proven consumer privacy is of great importance by evolving towards a cookie-less era to protect citizens’ rights, hitting OTT revenue streams, shaking the advertising ecosystem, and putting mobile operators' biggest asset back at the center: their network.