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Heavy signalling traffic may be a bane to telcos

An overload can lead to poor performance or a network crash

[SINGAPORE] As fourth generation mobile communication technology (4G) gains momentum across Asia, telcos will struggle with not just heavy traffic demand from smartphones and tablets, but also signalling storms that can crash their networks, warns Robert Pizzari, F5 Networks' director of Service Provider Sales for Asia-Pacific and Japan.

The heavy traffic comes with mobile devices making multiple connections to the network, such as when accessing applications, downloading data, roaming and even when...

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