Tests by Nokia Siemens Networks demonstrate the latest iPhone software supports “Network Controlled Fast Dormancy.” This feature makes the network and handset to work together to create the best conditions for a smart phone can work fast, but has a long battery life and reduce network congestion.
“Network Controlled Fast Dormancy” is also supported by the release of the latest mobile broadband software from Nokia Siemens Networks (RU20). Tests indicate that both releases are compatible.
“Network Controlled Fast Dormancy” very helpful in overcoming network bottlenecks caused by smart phones. The problem lies in the amount of signaling generated by the smart phone, up to 8 times signaling a laptop that uses a dongle.
When not in use for some time, the smart phone will go into a state of “idle.” To ‘wake up’ re needed cell phone about 30 exchanges signals with the mobile network until it can be used.
This signaling takes time, up to 2 seconds. To avoid delays that make users frustrated, some mobile phone networks to keep it fixed in the current mode to reduce response time.
But this makes the battery-intensive, so that handset manufacturers to develop software that returns Fast Dormancy smart phone into a state of “idle” in which economical battery very quickly.
The problem is that many smart phone application is set to connect to the network every few seconds, such as email application that checks for new messages. Signaling increased when smart phones are often changed from one condition to another condition and it is spending capacity of the network, so that sometimes makes other phones can not make calls.
Nokia Siemens Networks to overcome this problem with different approaches. Handset dipertahakankan in a condition called Cell_PHC. This condition does not use the battery more than the “idle” and only require between 3 to 12 signals to switch to an active state to transmit data. Fewer signals mean delays for the user cut into half-second, network bottlenecks are removed and smart phone batteries last longer.
Network Controlled Fast Dormancy help handset using Dormancy Cell_PCH or Fast, depending on the network, to maximize battery life and minimizes signaling. Nokia implements the same features in the smart phone in the second quarter of 2010.
Apple’s new software release represents another major effort undertaken by industry to reduce the signaling traffic in the network, which is good news for operators.
Nokia Siemens Networks also manages the Radio Network Controllers (RNCs). RNCs managing the connection and mobility of data, efficiently, thus reducing the likelihood of network overload and bad user experience.
To further increase battery life, Nokia Siemens Networks is also using continuous packet connectivity (continuous packet connectivity / CPC), which turn off the transmitter and receiver signals in the phase of the smart phone is idle to reduce power consumption.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ technology also lets users make voice calls and data simultaneously when using the GSM network. This avoids a call directly to voicemail when the data connection is active. The technology provides many other services and solutions that help make the experience of using a smart phone is better for users and reduce costs for operators.
One operator in the Middle East reveals the smart phone in the network supplied by Nokia Siemens Networks produces 11 hours of battery life. Longer than competitors’ networks are only 6 hours.
While testing in North America indicates that the network that supplied Nokia Siemens Networks produces 50% less signaling.