Gartner Research

Mobile Wireless Performance Issues and Solutions

Published: 12 March 2014

ID: G00262143

Analyst(s): Eric Siegel


Wireless performance is an issue for applications and the Web. This assessment presents data on wireless LAN and mobile cellular performance, and then discusses methods to improve performance by use of WAN performance optimization and improvements to the network and applications.

Table Of Contents


  • Wireless Characteristics
    • Latency Requirements and Wireless Characteristics
    • Bandwidth Requirements and Wireless Characteristics
  • Evolution of Latency and Bandwidth Characteristics
    • Traffic Characteristics
    • Capacity Characteristics
  • Wireless Communications Improvement
    • WLAN Communications Improvement
    • Cellular Communications Improvement
    • Cellular Offload to WLAN
  • Mobile Application Design Improvement
  • Mobile Platform Protocol Improvement
    • Transport Layer
    • WAN Optimization
  • Testing
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

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