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Unlock the Innovation Potential of Future Location-Sensing Technologies

Published: 31 March 2020

ID: G00466386

Analyst(s): Nick Jones


The coverage and precision of location sensing will improve, some costs will fall, and new technologies will emerge through 2025. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should pilot new location-sensing technologies and educate their business on the opportunities they enable.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Educate Business Peers in Location Sensing and Find Opportunities and Synergies
  • Evaluate and Pilot New Location-Tracking Technologies
    • 1. 5G Wireless
    • 2. Power Harvesting and Ultra-Low-Cost Bluetooth
    • 3. 802.11az High-Precision Wi-Fi Location
    • 4. 3D Sensors — Radar and 3D Imaging
    • 5. Signal Analytics
    • 6. New Location-Sensing and -Tracking Technologies

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