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About SEVEN Networks

SEVEN Networks software solutions deliver device-centric mobile traffic management and analytics for wireless carriers. Extending control from the network to the mobile client gives operators the power to manage and optimize data traffic before it impacts the network. Device-based analytics offer deeper and timelier insight than solutions that are solely network based. SEVEN’s Open Channel products reduce operator costs, increase efficiency in the use of wireless infrastructure, and enhance end-user experience. They bring immediate capacity relief to overloaded networks, simplify the creation of innovative new service plans, and provide actionable intelligence for mobile carriers.

Smartphone Battery Life: The Impact of the Device Radio

Even with ongoing improvements in battery technology, many mobile phone users remain less than satisfied with the battery life of their devices. When a device cannot make it through a full day without needing to be recharged, this can result … Continue reading

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Measuring Mobile Traffic Optimization: Connections and Time Connected

Signaling messages occur at a deep layer in the network, and therefore are not directly observable. This means that we must rely on other metrics to determine the efficacy of technologies for optimizing mobile traffic with respect to signaling activity. … Continue reading

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The Results Are In: Carrier Trials Prove Effectiveness of Open Channel Traffic Optimization

SEVEN Networks conducts trials with mobile operators to demonstrate the effectiveness of our Open Channel Traffic Optimization software. A new white paper presents results from recent trials publicly for the first time. The trial results confirmed what we knew all … Continue reading

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Meet with SEVEN Networks at Mobile World Congress 2014

The Mobile World Congress Conference for 2014 is nearly upon us. Running from February 24-27 in Barcelona, Spain, this year’s event promises to be a perfect venue for attendees to speak to mobile industry product and service providers, and learn … Continue reading

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How Chatty Apps Shorten Smartphone Battery Life

Will longer battery life become the next feature battleground for smartphones? Antony Leather writing on Forbes.com believes it should be because mobile subscribers are growing frustrated with constantly recharging their phones – to the point that they would accept thicker … Continue reading

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Come See SEVEN Networks at LTE North America 2013

The issue of mobile network signaling will be the focus of an entire day at the upcoming LTE North America 2013 conference (November 20-22 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas), and the SEVEN Networks team will be there. The … Continue reading

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Taming Mobile Signaling Shown to Reduce Wireless Carrier Costs

Carriers have long known that unnecessary mobile signaling increases their costs, because it forces them to add capacity to maintain service levels. Many carriers are aware of potential countermeasures, such as signaling optimization, but have been uncertain about how much … Continue reading

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A New Way to Combat the Diameter Signaling Storm

Cisco projects a 75% compound annual growth rate for the number of 4G devices between 2012 and 2017, from 60 million to 992 million.  As 4G networks expand and customer adoption increases, the wireless industry faces a new “signaling storm” … Continue reading

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All Mobile Signaling Is Not Created Equal – Unnecessary Signaling Defined

It is well established that mobile signaling is a primary driver of congestion in carrier networks. Carriers lack control over the behavior of chatty mobile apps, and apps are not optimized to make the most efficient use of network resources. … Continue reading

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Open Channel Platform Now Offers Plug-and-Play In-Network Option

Software Provides Outstanding Time-to-Value for Mobile Operators Historically, in-network deployment of software solutions for mobile data networks has been (for the most part correctly) perceived as laborious, complex, and time consuming. There are several drivers of this complexity, including the … Continue reading

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