Mobile device equipped with mobile network congestion recognition to make intelligent decisions regarding connecting to an operator network

  • US 8,750,123 B1
  • Filed: 07/31/2013
  • Issued: 06/10/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile device equipped for managing data traffic to reduce network signaling, comprising:

  • a radio configured to send data connection requests to a mobile network;

    a processor;

    a memory unit having instructions stored thereon which when executed by the processor, causes the processor to;

    detect increase in radio turn-on time values associated with data connection requests;

    determine whether the increase in radio turn-on time values is due to congestion in the mobile network;

    wherein an indication of signal strength measured by the mobile device is used to determine that the increase in radio turn-on time values is due to congestion in the mobile network; and

    wherein a number of base stations under a location area code that are each associated with a threshold number of instances of detection of increase in radio turn-on time values is also used to determine that the increase in radio turn-on time values is due to congestion in the mobile network.

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