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Mobile Location Services: The Definitive Guide by Andrew Jagoe

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Appendix C. LIF Mobile Location Protocol

The Location Interoperability Forum (LIF) is an initiative established jointly by Ericsson, Motorola, and Nokia to define and promote a common and ubiquitous solution for determining the location of mobile devices across different wireless network boundaries. The members of LIF include a mix of network operators, equipment manufacturers, and service providers responsible for deploying equipment for this solution. LIF has developed a standards-based solution to locate mobile devices called the Mobile Location Protocol. Issues considered in developing the Mobile Location Protocol specification include the following:

  • How to ensure end user privacy and location information security

  • How to locate legacy phones ...

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