Mobile traffic categorization and policy for network use optimization while preserving user experience

  • US 8,843,153 B2
  • Filed: 11/01/2011
  • Issued: 09/23/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/01/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for categorizing traffic in a wireless network, the method, comprising:

  • determining whether to send new or changed data from a host server to a mobile device based on;

    whether an application on the mobile device to which the new or changed data is relevant, is running in a foreground;

    wherein the determining is performed by a proxy server coupled to the host server and able to wirelessly connect to the mobile device;

    wherein, the proxy server is remote from the mobile device and the host server;

    selecting a network configuration for use in sending the new or changed data;

    wherein, the network configuration includes a selection among, 3G, LTE, or 4G networks to send the new or changed data;

    wherein, the network configuration with a slower data rate is selected to send the new or changed data when the application is not interacting with a user;

    wherein, the application is characterized as fully, partially or not cached, wherein the new or changed data are characterized as fully or partially cached for non-time critical data.

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