The 5G wireless ecosystem will be essential for a myriad of new applications based on accurate location awareness and other contextual information. Such wireless ecosystem will be enabled by advanced 5G wireless technologies integrated with existing technologies for the Internet-of-things (IoT) and the global navigation satellite system (GNSS).
In light of the natural disasters, terrorist attacks and health crises that have been afflicting the world, many governments are mandating Mobile Network Operators to deploy new Public Warning Systems (PWS) to help safeguard the public more effectively.
Accurate and fast mobile location is a challenge, and many technologies can only locate subscribers within several kilometres (e.g. cell towers) or lack consistency (e.g. phones' GPS can fail indoors, with bad weather, be disabled etc.).