Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is a global satellite navigation system developed by China, which is the third mature satellite navigation system following the Global Positioning System (GPS) of United States and the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) of Russia. BDS, GPS, GLONASS, and the European Union's GALILEO are all suppliers identified by the United Nations Satellite Navigation Commission.
Although GPS has advantage and become popular in China's commercial field, while BDS, with its growing popularity in civilian field, as China's independent intellectual property rights of technology, its terminal market development attracts attention and participation from some domestic enterprises.
Porter group with its headquarter located in Shenzhen, is a developer and operator of "Porter City" project which is a large-scale business complex incorporated online and offline transactions in different regions. Porter group has entered into agreements with the relevant BDS operators to introduce the use of the Beidou navigation system into "Port City” which can accommodate 100,000 business stores. It is understood that the introduction of the system, in addition to its function on traditional location and traffic positioning, for company, the main purpose is to conduct huge data management regarding transactions, which could secure and enhance data security.
It is true that BDS, as a large basic application system, needs more enterprises involved in every development of the business extension field. These enterprises should start from their commercial application purposes, then to conduct follow-up research and development. Only by doing so, could BDS’s structure and function be further developed.
From this point of view, any enterprise gives attention to or engaged on the application of BDS will be very positive and significant.