July 28, 2016 — The performance of mobile networks is defined as much by bandwidth as latency. Most measures of ‘good’ networks simply point to the speed of the download or the amount of bandwidth a user gets, according to a new whitepaper written by iGR.
“But, latency has as much – if not more – impact on an end user’s experience of the network’s quality. And while 5G promises higher bandwidth for each user, these next generation networks are also aiming for an order-of-magnitude reduction in network latency,” according to iGR. “Latency is important because people expect instant response from applications and services. If the delay is too long, then they will stop and go to something else. Simply put, improving the latency of a mobile network decreases the amount of time a mobile user has to wait for a response on his smartphone or tablet.
Adding bandwidth in a mobile network is relatively easy. However, reducing network latency is far more difficult, since the performance of each component in the network connection has to be improved.
In its most recent white paper, The Value of Low Latency in a 5G World: Enabling new apps and services, iGR discusses network latency and how low latency can be achieved through Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) in a 5G environment. Additionally, iGR recently presented a webinar that discusses low latency in a 5G environment, and a recording of that webinar can be downloaded for free.
The following key questions are addressed in the white paper:
iGR’s new white paper, The Value of Low Latency in a 5G World: Enabling new apps and services, and a recording of the related iGR webinar can be downloaded at no charge directly from iGR’s website. Alternatively, contact Iain Gillott at (512) 263-5682 or email for additional details on this study.
Click here to download Free iGR White Paper:
The Value of Low Latency in a 5G World: Enabling new apps and services