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Location based services (LBS)

Location Based Services (LBS) are by far the largest user of satellite navigation services, and this is not likely to change as we continue to depend upon a growing number of mobile apps for navigation, personal tracking, emergency calling, gaming, advertising, social interaction and general well-being. Almost 3 billion mobile applications currently in use rely on positioning information.

EGNOS improves the accuracy of the GNSS signals used in LBS, mainly by reducing the negative impact of ionosphere on the calculated position. This benefits consumer applications that make use of more accurate location information, especially in remote areas where network-based methods are less effective.

Latest News


The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), also known as the ‘Galileo Masters’, has opened for submissions in its...


Welcoming the new and enhanced EGNOS User Support Website that provides users with more tools to filter information per category,...


The European Commission, with the support of the GSA, is launching the EGNOSHA project to...

Latest Documents

Monthly performance report

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during April 2018. The report contains global results for the reported period,...