Throttling mobile data is a method by reducing the speed of packets delivered to the user on the network. Throttling is typically done when a user has exceeded the amount of data in a plan or is congesting the network by downloading too much video or content in an area.
Network optimization is a different technique used by the carriers. It involves caching and compression to reduce the strain on the network. The goal is to not reduced the user experience while preserving bandwidth on the network.
Byte Mobile's US customers include: AT&T laptop division, Metro PCS, Alltel, Cricket and Sprint. Verizon & T-Mobile are not currently customers and may be using a different method of detecting high data volume users and throttling them instead. MetroPCS is the most widely deployed customer in the US to date.
ByteMobile competitors in include Flash Networks, Open Wave, Cisco, Ericsson, Allot, Sandvine.
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