Post Archive - 2012

Jun 15

Mobile Signaling Load Growing Faster than Bearer Traffic

While data traffic is growing, signaling traffic is outpacing actual mobile data traffic by 30 to 50 percent, if not higher, 4G Americas says. Mobile network engineers began encountering that problem some years ago, when investigating cases of congestion on cell sites that seemed not to be experiencing especially-heavy demand. As it turned out… Read more
Jun 1

U.S. Mobile Data Revenue to Grow 86% Next 5 Years

Multi-device or "family" rate plans will be a key driving factor in the expansion of U.S. data revenue from $81.4 billion in 2011 to $151.9 billion in 2016, according to analysts at Gartner. The leading service providers in the U.S. market have been talking about shared data plans for years. And there are good reasons for doing so. It wouldn't be… Read more