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Network Outages Costing Mobile Operators $15B Annually

Sarah Reedy reporting in LightRading: "Mobile operators suffer from an average of five network outages or degradations that impact subscribers each year, costing them around $15 billion annually, according to new Heavy Reading research. Put another way, that's about one outage every other month. More than 80 percent of those outages affect just one or a subset of networks or services."

The most common causes are physical link failures, network congestion or overloading, and network failures, according to senior analyst and report author Patrick Donegan.

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