NextNav launches metro-wide timing as a service

NextNav has launched its timing as a service (TaaS), providing timing where GPS-based signals are not available, the company said.

Diverse industries, from cellular network operators to utility companies to financial services firms will be able to take advantage of TaaS in critical timing-based systems that traditionally have required expensive work-arounds. TaaS is delivered over NextNav´s Metropolitan Beacon System network, a wide-area location and timing network developed by NextNav to provide GPS-like services where satellite-based signals are not available.

NextNav developed the revolutionary Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS) positioning and timing technology to allow mobile phones and other devices to reliably determine their location and timing in indoor and urban environments where GPS signals can´t be received.