Despite the tough business climate we expect to see some major developments in location-based services in the next 12 to 18 months. In particular the roll-out of the first 3G wireless services and the next phase of vehicle telematics systems will both have a dramatic effect. At the same time the major internet portals will seek ways of providing chargeable added value services to their existing mapping and navigation functions. Graham Page, Managing Director Europe at Telcontar, explains his view of the fast moving market for location-based services and what we can expect to see during the next year.