Location regulatory compliance


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.

Open interfaces

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.

Beyond compliance

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 data


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 asset


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 world


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


RF Fingerprinting

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.

Cell ID

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. 

Multi-cell RTT

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.

Success stories

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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​


The Téléphone Grave Danger (TGD) is a system set up by the Ministry of Justice to help victims of domestic violence in less than seven minutes. Equipped with an alert button, the TGD can be used to alert national police and gendarmerie units 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Article 41-3-1 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure allows the caller to be geolocated when the alert is triggered. 


  • All the victim has to do is press the emergency button to alert emergency services. There's no need to call 17, wait, or even speak. Intersec's platform, integrated into Orange's network architecture, instantly provides the victim's geolocation.

  • Intersec's solution then forwards the precise, complete geolocation information in real time to the relevant emergency services (nearby police and gendarmerie) so that they can intervene without delay. This rapid response protects victims and can save lives.

  • The courts decide on the allocation of these phones, and hand them over to the people concerned. The system has proved its worth, and the number of TGDs allocated is increasing every year: 300 in 2019, 727 in 2020, 3,500 in 2022, and almost 5,000 in 2024.

We have an individual and collective responsibility to protect victims of domestic violence. We continue to work together to improve our operations and strengthen the involvement of our technological partners.

Laurent Combet

Senior Manager

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Geolocation really matters

Public Warning Suite (PWS)


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. 

Crisis Management


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 handling


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.