This blog is by Gerald Reddig from Nokia Solutions and Networks.
Not all applications and smartphones party well together. A startling example of this is Skype running in the background on a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and generating up to six times more signaling than on a LG G2 smartphone. So what? Well, a possible doubling of device power consumption, leading to a dead battery sooner for some users. Frustrating…
NSN’s new Smart Labs Online Service now offers online access to valuable analysis of smartphone behavior on networks. By subscribing to this web-based service, you can get a clear visual presentation of the impact of smartphones and applications on the network and gain access to in-depth technical reports. The portal runs on every browser of every PC/laptop, mobile and tablet.
Instant smartphone and application benchmarking data
It’s a convenient way to quickly benchmark performance of LTE and 3G across different smartphones and/or mobile operating systems (OS) for example. Various performance parameters are covered – radio and core network signaling loads, data sessions and volumes, and device battery consumption. A structured document library provides access to all test and verification reports executed and published by NSN Smart Labs. This is vital information that helps operators improve the customer experience, manage the introduction of devices and applications, and find new ways to differentiate from the over-the-top (OTT) players.
With ABI Research predicting 150 billion application downloads per year by 2018*, this kind of insight can only become more important.
Since 2010, NSN Smart Labs has worked with smartphone and OS vendors, application developers, and network operators to analyze application behavior in a “real” mobile network environment. To perform these tasks, our Smart Labs are fully equipped with the latest radio technologies and an end-to-end LTE network.
The Smart Labs Online Service is unique to NSN and is a great example of how we are committed to demonstrating leadership in mobile broadband and smartphone-related topics.
Please contact your NSN sales representative to register for the Smart Labs Online Service. Already registered? Click here to log on.
* Source: ABI Research, Dec. 2013