T-Mobile boosts network to support iPhone and 3G dongle explosion


T-Mobile boosts network to support iPhone and 3G dongle explosion

Cliff Saran

T-Mobile is using network acceleration technology from F5 and Bytemobile to support the rise in the use of mobile data due to the iPhone and the popularity of USB 3G dongles.

T-Mobile, which serves approximately 95 million subscribers across its European operating companies, is using the technology from the two companies to increase network scalability, availability and performance for the delivery of value-added mobile data services to T-Mobile customers.

The mobile operator will be running an integrated platform based on F5 VIPRION on-demand Application Delivery Controller with Bytemobile's Unison Mobile Internet Platform within the core data path of its network,

Adrian Hall, chief marketing officer of Bytemobile, said, "The Apple iPhone, USB dongles, mobile video, and other factors have caused data traffic on tier-one networks to grow at rates of 10% to 15% per month. "In some cases, 1% to 2% of users are consuming up to 50% of a network's traffic."

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