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ISRO and OPPO India to Work Towards Providing NavIC Messaging Services for Mobile Platforms

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
December 31, 2021
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BANGALURU, India (ISRO PR) — The NavIC system [Navigation with Indian Constellation], in addition to its primary function of providing PNT [Positioning, Navigation, and Timing] services, is also capable of broadcasting short messages. This messaging service is being used for broadcasting safety-of-life alerts in areas with poor or no communication, particularly in the oceans.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OPPO India to exchange technical information of NavIC messaging services. This will enable integrating NavIC messaging service with the mobile handset platform keeping in mind the need of Indian users.

K. Sivan, Secretary of the Department of Space and Chairman of ISRO, appreciated the efforts of OPPO India in scaling NavIC application through their innovative R&D initiatives. He also urged them to include NavIC in all their upcoming mobile platforms that use location based solutions.