Consumers ready for LBS
According to a new report by In-Stat/MDR US consumers are ready for wireless location-based services. 2005 will be a banner year for carrier deployments of LBS, driven initially by the integration of location capabilities into existing services such as mobile web browsing, information applications, and directory assistance. In 2006 and beyond, as the market grows, consumers will begin to see more advanced LBS applications such as user-configured tracking services and location-enabled games. In-Stat/MDR�s recent Consumer Mobility Study (CMS) found out that
privacy issues were a concern for 35.0% of respondents, but 81.8% of that group said they would be less uncomfortable if they could easily disable the location tracking technology on their phone.