According to a recently published white paper, the total output value of China’s satellite navigation and positioning service industry in 2022 reached 500.7 billion yuan (approximately 71.3 billion U.S. dollars), reflecting a year-on-year increase of 6.76%.
The white paper, released by the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Location Based Services (LBS) Association of China, highlighted the industry’s progress during a press conference.
The association reported that out of the 264 million smartphones shipped in China in 2022, a staggering 98.5% supported the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS). This widespread adoption of BDS-enabled devices has led to most mobile applications providing map, navigation, and shopping services in China integrating support for BDS.
The BDS has become an integral part of people’s daily lives, expanding its range of applications and reaching a larger market. According to Yu Xiancheng, the president of the association, the BDS positioning service is utilized over 360 billion times daily on average.
Furthermore, the BDS has proved valuable in disaster prevention and mitigation efforts. As of June 2022, a safety monitoring and warning platform, powered by the BDS, has been implemented across various sectors, including transportation, water resource management, geological disaster prevention, housing development, emergency response, energy, mining, and environmental protection. This platform has been deployed in 20 provincial-level regions throughout the country.
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China’s satellite navigation and positioning service industry experienced significant growth in 2022, as indicated by a white paper published by the GNSS and LBS Association of China.
The industry’s total output value reached 500.7 billion yuan (about 71.3 billion U.S. dollars), marking a 6.76% increase compared to the previous year. The widespread adoption of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) was evident, with 98.5% of the 264 million smartphones shipped in China supporting BDS. This integration of BDS into mobile applications has expanded its application scope, benefiting services such as mapping, navigation, and shopping. The BDS has become an integral part of people’s daily lives, with its positioning service being utilized over 360 billion times daily on average.
Moreover, the BDS has proven its efficacy in disaster prevention and mitigation, with a safety monitoring and warning platform powered by BDS being implemented across various industries and regions in China.