Hot Pepper Mobile Partners with NextNav to Bring Vertical Location Technology to Upcoming Device on Tier-One National Carrier

NextNav Pinnacle software is set to provide critical Z-axis functionality in mobile phones slated for release in 2023

MCLEAN, Va., September 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cellphone developer Hot Pepper Mobile and NextNav, a leading provider of next-generation GPS, today announced a new agreement that will deploy NextNav’s Pinnacle vertical positioning technology for Hot Pepper Mobile’s upcoming feature phone in a tiered network -One-Carriers will bring the release in 2023. The partnership will bring z-axis geolocation capabilities, which are becoming increasingly important for 911 emergency services, search and rescue, and lone worker safety, to an accessible and affordable consumer device. The license will also allow Hot Pepper Mobile to ship phones equipped with Z-Axis 911 technology to all major wireless carriers in the United States.

Traditional 2D location technology is often inadequate or ineffective, especially in densely populated urban areas, which can be especially dangerous in time-sensitive emergency situations. NextNav Pinnacle leads the industry in providing accurate, highly secure vertical location data – in independent tests conducted by CTIA to measure Z-axis capabilities, Pinnacle delivered “ground level” accuracy on 94 percent of test calls, a level unmatched by any other available technology. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has required all wireless carriers to deploy these features nationwide to ensure accurate, floor-level, vertical location data of 911 callers.

“Since Hot Pepper Mobile first launched our affordable consumer phones, we have recognized the growing importance of integrating technologies like NextNav Pinnacle to meet the US E911 mandate,” he said Shawn sun by Hot Pepper Mobile. “We are thrilled to be working with the clear industry leader and look forward to the upcoming release of our feature phone, which will bring life-saving vertical location technology to a broad audience of our customers.”

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“We are excited that with today’s announcement, Hot Pepper Mobile’s new feature phone will include the Z-axis capabilities that help save lives and keep communities safe and meet FCC requirements for network operators meet,” he said Dan height, Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships at NextNav. “Our partnership will help emergency services respond faster and better to emergency calls from Hot Pepper Mobile phones, and we look forward to continued success and collaboration in expanding the 3D geolocation ecosystem.”

The Pinnacle network delivers precise vertical location in 4,400 cities and towns – covering more than 90% of buildings over three stories The United States. NextNav Pinnacle powers applications across the public safety community to support greater situational awareness for first responders. Earlier this year, a Tier One wireless carrier selected NextNav Pinnacle to provide Z-axis capabilities for wireless 911 phone calls to improve caller geolocation and emergency response outcomes.

Source: NN-FIN

About NextNav

NextNav Inc. (Nasdaq: NN) is a leader in next-generation GPS, enabling a whole new ecosystem of applications and services based on vertical positioning and robust geolocation technology. The company’s Pinnacle network delivers high-precision vertical positioning to transform location services, reflect the 3D world around us, and support innovative new capabilities. NextNav’s TerraPoiNT network provides accurate, reliable and resilient 3D positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services to support critical infrastructure and other GPS dependent systems in the absence or failure of GPS.

For more information, please visit or follow NextNav on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About Hot Pepper Mobile, Inc.

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Hot Pepper Mobile is headquartered in San Diego, CAwith additional presence in Kansas City, Kansas, Dallas, Texas, Seattle, Washington, Las Vegas, Nevadaand Morristown, New Jersey. Founded by a team of passionate mobile enthusiasts, Hot Pepper Mobile aims to bring affordable mobile technology to everyday life. Please visit for more information.

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