AGPS Thoughts

Al Johnson openmoko at
Wed Apr 1 19:25:23 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 01 April 2009, Helge Hafting wrote:
> Al Johnson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 31 March 2009, Helge Hafting wrote:
> [...]
> >> The info cannot be considered very "secret", seeing that O2 already
> >> broadcast such stuff. Or for Germans, ask them if they can provide the
> >> same kind of location service so you won't have to switch to O2. ;-)
> >
> > In the UK they would prefer this data to be secret - see link below.
> I see. Still, I see that the not entirely up-to-date information they
> have may be forcibly released. That ought to help for AGPS purposes,
> even if some new towers aren't listed.

It may have been released, but they still hold the copyright. In many (most?) 
jurisdictions you will need a license to use it for AGPS purposes, and I doubt 
they'll be granting one. 

> And then there is the hope that at least some telcos will see the light.

Indeed,  but on past experience I expect to be waiting a long time!

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