3G Network Internet Traffic Patterns?

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Wed May 12 22:24:43 UTC 2010

On Wed, 12 May 2010, Russell Berg wrote:

> We have the opportunity to provide Internet connectivity to a newly 
> forming 3G cellular provider in a mostly rural area. Our current 
> wholesale ISP customer base is predominantly residential; our current 
> peak traffic period is consistently between 8PM-10PM.  Does anyone have 
> traffic info or a graph showing peak times/traffic patterns for pure 
> cellular networks? As you can imagine, we're interested in seeing if the 
> peaks are coincident or not. TIA...

There are a wide range of different cell providers with different customer 
bases, so this is impossible to answer.

If you aim at "mobile broadband" users, then you'll get the peak in the 
evening just like your current peak, because it'll be similar users. If 
you aim at other groups of people, then you'll get different traffic 

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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