Network Signaling Overload and Congestion Becoming a Worldwide Phenomenon

We often talk about wireless network congestion in major countries, but smaller countries are feeling the wrath of the signaling storm as well. Last month, FierceBroadbandWireless shared a study from Cisco that projected “mobile network traffic in Mexico is expected to increase 23-fold from 2011 to 2016.”

Furthermore, the study found that “more than 70 percent of mobile users consider Wi-Fi faster and more cost-efficient than any other type of access; about 60 percent believe Wi-Fi is more reliable and offers optimal performance for their applications.”

It is great that Internet users in Mexico have taken an interest in connecting via WiFi. This will certainly help the congestion of local wireless networks, but as we reported in this blog post, WiFi alone will not enough to combat the signaling storm. App developers will need to create apps that are more efficient and carriers will need to implement tools that can help optimize the network.

Fore more information on how we think carriers can optimize the wireless network, visit

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