Tag Archives: Network Congestion

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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Fixing Wireless Data Congestion: Where to Start?

Carriers have the will and the resources to fix the wireless network overload problem.  But where do they start? Move to 4G networks? Buy more spectrum? Add WiFi overlays? Use pricing as a way to control usage? Or, add more … Continue reading

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Will Tablets be The Wireless Industry’s Olympic Challenge?

How much more growth can the network take?  That question posed in London during the recently completed 2012 summer games which brought millions of smartphone toting users to the city.  But it will also be answered in the coming years … Continue reading

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Telus CTO Talks About 2,700% Signaling Increase

The wireless signaling challenge is big news. Headlines is a new feature of the Taming the Signaling Storm blog that covers breaking news about signaling challenges that make the news. There’s a new network math, according to the CTO of … Continue reading

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Flourishing Mobile Advertising Market Spells Doom for Carrier Networks

Add mobile advertising to the list of “hidden traffic” sources that are becoming a problem for carrier networks. According to a report by comScore, Inc., mobile advertising spending is projected to reach $2.5 billion by 2014 in the U.S. And … Continue reading

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LTE to Bring Significant Benefits, but What About its Impact on Signaling?

LTE network rollouts are in full swing in North America and a hot topic in Europe this week with the LTE World Summit taking place in Barcelona. There’s no doubt that carriers should be excited about the many benefits of … Continue reading

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Users and Networks Drowning in the Data Deluge

As mobile devices get increasingly sophisticated and users’ taste for access to information and entertainment grows, so does the amount of data consumed, having tripled in 2011 alone! Although users are increasingly aware of the costs associated with data and … Continue reading

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