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What's Behind the Smartphone Signaling Storm

What's Behind the Smartphone Signaling Storm? Chatty Mobile Apps: a Signaling Storm Turning into a Deluge Ina 24hour time period, an app set to poll for updates every 5 minutes will generate 298 connection attempta Daily Connection Attempts for Popular Apps Yahoo IM Yahoo Email ESPN 130 ta Facebook Twitter 1 attempt = 30+ signals! If an app requests access to the network while the device is dormant it might take up to 30 signaling events for the rade te switeh from ide to a state where date can be exchanged in Could The Signaling Storm Become a Hurricane? Android users have an average of 35 apps. 35 There are more than 300 milion Android smartphones worldwide. UU The chattiest apps can generate upwards of 24O0 network signaling events per hour. Most of the time without user knowledge This could amount to up to 25,200,000,000,000 signaling events per hour worldwide!!! Impact on Mobile Users Stolen bandwidth 212MB/month/user 212MB Smartphone users Can't make calls Can't connect to apps No network Sluggish wireless network connection Data compiled over a 24-hour period by SEVEN Networks using Open Channel"

What's Behind the Smartphone Signaling Storm

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