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February 27, 2020
Press Release

NextNav Wins Open Bosch Award and GeoBuiz Innovation Award

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – February 27, 2020 – NextNav, LLC, the leader in 3D geolocation services, today announced it is the recipient of the Open Bosch Award for best startup collaboration. The Company has also received The GeoBuiz Innovation Award under the category “Innovation in Location Technology.”

“We are honored to receive these distinguished awards in recognition of our pioneering work in enabling 3D Geolocation services by industry stalwarts and partners,” said Ganesh Pattabiraman, NextNav’s co-founder and CEO.

Open Bosch Award:

The Open Bosch Award values the importance of open innovation through close collaboration between several hundred startup partnerships and Bosch, and in 2020 recognized NextNav’s collaboration with Bosch Sensortec. NextNav’s collaboration with Bosch has resulted in an innovative solution: a platform that localizes smartphones vertically and indoors by applying barometric pressure sensors in the phones and NextNav’s MBS (Metropolitan Beacon System) technology. For more information see the Bosch press release.

GeoBuiz Innovation Awards:

The GeoBuiz Innovation Awards aim to facilitate interactions, engagements and collaborations among the leaders representing the gamut of the geospatial industry and associated vertical industries, with a specific focus on innovativeness and collaborative business models. The awards have been constituted by Geospatial Media whose board consists of many credible figures, such as Nigel Clifford (Former CEO of Ordnance Survey, UK and currently Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners); Matt O'Connell (Managing Partner at Seraphim Capital, and formerly CEO of OneWeb and GeoEye) and Kanwar Chadha (Founder of SiRF, Inovi & Aquest).

About NextNav

NextNav's revolutionary Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS)-based services enable mobile phones, autonomous vehicles and IoT devices to reliably provide Position, Navigation and Timing Services (PNT) and serve as a backup to GPS in indoor and urban metropolitan environments. Delivered over a managed terrestrial network with carrier-grade dependability and metropolitan-wide coverage, NextNav's services are designed for public safety applications, E911, PNT services for Critical Infrastructure, as well as a multitude of consumer, IoT and commercial applications that require reliable 3D geolocation and timing services indoors and in urban areas. For more information, visit NextNav.com or follow NextNav on LinkedIn.


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