Category Archives: Mobile Devices

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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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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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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As Android Goes, So Goes the Network

The market growth in smartphones that has brought us the wireless data tsunami is showing no signs of slowing, according to Q2 2012 handset shipment numbers from IDC.  Android’s growing lead in the market, though, has some implications for wireless … Continue reading

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