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About SEVEN Networks

SEVEN® Networks develops innovative software solutions that help wireless carriers manage and optimize mobile traffic before it impacts the network. SEVEN’s flagship Open Channel® products reduce operator costs, increase efficiency in the use of wireless infrastructure, and enhance end-user experience. Extending the management of data traffic from the network to the mobile client brings immediate capacity relief to overloaded networks. Operators gain actionable intelligence on their networks, application activity is optimized, and unnecessary signaling activity is significantly reduced. For more information, visit SEVEN online at www.seven.com.

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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Boom Time in Carrier Wi-Fi

There’s a boom underway for carrier Wi-Fi as many carriers realize that LTE won’t be enough to meet the predicted growth in bandwidth demand for mobile Internet services. Industry research firm Infonetics predicts that the carrier Wi-Fi equipment market will … Continue reading

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“All You Can App” Mobile Services

There’s a new buffet coming to your smartphone soon. It’s called “all you can app” (AYCA). The idea is that smartphone users will be able to choose from a menu of service plans that, for a fixed monthly subscription, include … Continue reading

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Chatty Apps Update: Your Smartphone Makes More Calls Than You Do

We’ve written in this blog before about what a problem chatty apps can be for carriers – overwhelming radio network infrastructure or degrading the performance of mobile data sessions. But according to a recent four-country study, those apps are getting … Continue reading

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