A survey of operators attending last month's LTE World Summit by Flash Networks, the leading provider of mobile Internet optimisation and monetisation solutions, revealed that while 50% of the executives surveyed rated their network as &ldquo…
A survey of operators attending last month's LTE World Summit by Flash Networks, the leading provider of mobile Internet optimisation and monetisation solutions, revealed that while 50% of the executives surveyed rated their network as “very fast” (20mps or faster), 68% of respondents believed that their network was still not fast enough.
When executives were asked what rate of acceleration would make it worth their while to invest in technologies to boost their network’s speed, over 70% said they would be satisfied with as little as 20% acceleration.
“At Flash Networks, we find these results especially interesting as our TCP-4TE LTE acceleration solution boosts network speed by up to 50%, and sometimes even more, without any investment in additional network infrastructure – far exceeding operators’ expectations,” said Merav Bahat, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Flash Networks. “The results confirm our belief that operators are prepared to do whatever it takes to win the race to be the fastest.”
When asked about plans to accelerate network speed, only 20% said that they already had a solution in place, with 64% of respondents planning deployments of solutions for acceleration in the next two years. These findings are consistent with an overarching push for faster network solutions, beyond even LTE deployment. A Computerworld survey published last month reported that all four of the largest U.S. wireless carriers are planning to invest in LTE advanced in order to boost speeds even further.
In addition, 75% of respondents believe that speed is an important competitive advantage. Mentioned almost twice as often as price or coverage, speed was considered a primary consideration when subscribers select a mobile operator.
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