The system works thanks to a network of 24 satellites located around the Earth at a height higher than the 20,000 kilometers. Through these 'robotic astros' is triangulated position of any object or device that has integrated this technology, which is currently present in cars, cell phones, computers and a myriad of 'gadgets'.
The strategic location of the satellites allow "blind spots", there are no which ensures that no matter where the target is, there will be enough satellites that can see it to determine its location.
The correct operation of the satellite is monitored round-the-clock since the Schriever Base in Colorado, USA, from where a group of seven pilots from the air force in is responsible for the global system to work without alterations.
According to figures from the Agency of Global navigation satellite systems, in the world there are about 4,000 million computers with GPS technology, which would double in the next five years. The projection is not crazy if we take into account the proliferation of 'wearables', technological devices and applications during the past few years have begun to integrate this system.
In commemoration of the 20 years of operation of GPS, the US Air Force launched a new satellite, the tenth of his generation and that joining the network will improve the accuracy of the system and the experience of users.
GPS 2F was built by Boeing Network and Space Systems, and has a system of solar panels that will allow you to operate for about 12 years.
With millions of applications available for smartphones, it is not surprising that many companies looking to improve their mobile platforms to offer a better experience to the customer.
Many operators of cable, Dish, Comcast and Charter Communications, are already offering customer care applications. While these applications are largely focused on allowing consumers to see their favorite shows through multiple devices, many operators are also allowing consumers pay their bills, solve technical problems, and keep chat live with customer service.
When it comes to cable and satellite companies, the ultimate goal is to provide an experience unmatched customer, which must include mobility as part of the overall strategy of interaction with the customer, in particular with regard to technicians who visit the House of a subscriber to install, upgrade, or troubleshoot service.
My question is: If über can offer this kind of experience to customers, why cable and services providers not can do it by satellite? The answer is that they can, and many are on their way to implementing strategies similar to über to deliver a differentiated experience.