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New market opportunities by Galileo satellite services (NEMOGS)
For further information please contact:

Christian Hellwig
Programme Manager
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg, Germany

Project Information
What is this Project about?

The European Satellite Navigation system GALILEO is under development and will be fully operational in 2008. The system represents an investment of 3.5 billion Euro. It may work in conjunction with GPS and adds some important features not available by the latter. Studies from EC and ESA state a push of 100.000 jobs and economic spin offs worth 9 billion Euro/year for the next 10 years after the system roll-out.

This Galileo European program has two major tasks: one is the design and construction of the system itself, the other is to exploit the system Europe- and world-wide to gain the highest technological and economical benefit out of it.

“Building Galileo” is a midterm activity: the development will be finished in 2006 and the deployment of the 30 satellites will be completed until 2008. From this moment, the system may be used commercially.

For companies that are willing to develop innovative and attractive new services, as well as new applications or even devices, this schedule is tight. It is necessary to start now to be prepared and ready to fully use the new opportunities when the system is ready and thus meeting the users expectations.

What are the main objectives of this Project?

The main objectives of this Study are to:

  • Identify Galileo characteristics that are key factors for Telco opportunities

  • Identify potential applications and service areas

  • Draft business opportunities

  • Give recommendations for further activities.

What are the key results for this Project?

  • Technological analysis of Galileo and its relevance for Telcos

  • New and enhanced applications using Galileo

  • Draft business cases for promising services

  • Roadmap and recommendations for Galileo usage by Telcos.


Project Results