AT&T beefs up location-based services and A-GPS network
AT&T announces at CTIA Fall 2008 that it has added assisted GPS technology to its network to boost its location-based services.
GPS and cell phone integration is an increasing trend as more handsets come equipped with the technology and location-based services get more advanced.
At CTIA Fall 2008, the carrier announced that it has deployed assisted GPS technology (A-GPS) to its network to speed up the time it takes a GPS-enabled mobile to get a fix on a user's location by using cell tower triangulation.
In addition to the A-GPS network, AT&T also revealed that it will launch several new location-based services to give its customer a choice in navigation software. The carrier currently only offers AT&T Navigator (also known as