When your network isn't enough...

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Ars Technica have taken a good look at network congestion on AT&T in the US and O2 in the UK to try and find out why modern smartphones that drop the data connection as soon as possible to save battery are causing so many problems for the networks, and causing frustration for the end users.'

We spoke to another expert who works in the telecom field to find out why most European networks were not experiencing the problems that AT&T and O2 did. He told Ars that Europe embraced heavy text messaging and data use far earlier than users in the US. SMS and MMS messages rely heavily on signalling channels to operate, and so networks were generally configured to dynamically manage changes in signalling traffic.

The full article can be found at Ars Technica.