This is an archived page from a previous event. Click here to go to the latest event.

How Moving to 4G Nets Doesn't Solve the Mobile Data Tsunami Problem

Michael Luna, CTO, SEVEN Networks

Date: Wednesday, June 29

Time: 9:45 - 10:00 AM

Location: Salon E

Category: Technology & Engineering

The wireless industry is trumpeting 4G as a solution for relieving wireless network congestion, but meanwhile millions of smartphones apps continue to make the problem worse by clogging basestations with hundreds of useless push data requests every day.

This data tsunami has already significantly damaged the reputation of several carriers and is causing some carriers to move away from unlimited bandwidth data plans. Consumers get frustrated when they can't get a channel, or their conversations and downloads are interrupted. Working in San Francisco, I can personally attest to their pain.

While bandwidth consumption is a significant problem, it's not the only problem. Signaling is a critical problem because when an app opens a channel to request information it consumes a port on the remote radio controller. The sheer volume of these app downloads - millions of mobile apps have been downloaded billions of times - has made this a huge problem. Taken together, the apps are making hundreds of requests a day, and in areas with high user concentrations this is overwhelming the network.

Michael's presentation will provide an overview of the entire mobile content delivery system from the end-user behavior, the application, the device, to the network and the back-end application systems and how they contribute to the problem. He's also examine many of the emerging solutions including fast dormancy, network upgrades, traffic offloading and traffic optimization.

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/ecommec/public_html/cgi-bin/mt/php/extlib/adodb5/drivers/ on line 443
blog comments powered by Disqus