A recent article on popular industry website Cellular News has highlighted the problems of battery life on smartphones. According to the author, the greatest limitation on smartphone performance is now their battery life. The contention is supported by other sources, which suggest that as smartphone performance increases, there will be a trade off with battery expectancy: Smartphones are “either going to drain their batteries at ever-increasing rates while continuing to get faster—or they’re going to maintain their current, not-great-but-acceptable battery life while sacrificing huge increases in speed. It won’t be possible to do both.”
A number of physical solutions have been proposed to help users overcome these limitations, but these typically require them to carry additional hardware. But it’s likely that few users will be prepared to add such devices to their burden – after all, smartphones are still supposed to be pocket devices and most users simply want the best experience without being encumbered by more devices. They want to use their device wherever they can, for whatever they want.
That’s why software solutions are so important. Solutions that can be deployed on smart devices to manage their performance and optimise battery life are becoming of critical importance – both to MNOs struggling to operate networks efficiently and to users who just want to enjoy a seamless experience throughout their day.
The GoS Networks Battery Optimiser solution is a significant step forward that enables smartphone battery consumption to be managed more effectively, extending its life and enhancing user experience. Independent tests have shown that the GoS solution can significantly extend device battery life expectancy by the efficient management of signalling in the RAN.
By deploying the GoS solution, MNOs can help their customers make the most of their smartphones and enjoy better performance – in the absence of real advancements of battery technology, this is a compelling means to help customers do more and obtain a better return for their investments.
MNOs that take steps to help customers resolve battery issues seamlessly and intelligently can enhance customer relationships and help differentiate their network offer.