As a customer, imagine your call sessions get terminated all too often, would you enjoy the usage experience? This happens due to high network traffic. The internet users are growing exponentially, a 21% growth in the number of new internet users has been seen year-over-year *, in addition to this 42% of the world population have an access to internet raising the average user time to 4hrs a day (Global Web Index). The level of traffic this much users would generate does not need to be mentioned. A survey** from has shown Network Operators losses at around USD 15 Billion/year due to network outages. The most common reason for outages or spikes is due to network congestion or overloading, network failures or failure of some physical components causing the system to reboot; both of which would be solved by Smart Overload Protection. Smart overload protection has become the need of the day with the ever increasing web traffic. Smart Overload Protection is a system of delegating priority based queuing of tasks and reconciliation. It is like traffic control and management of data transfer in an intelligent way based on importance. Overload protection has always worked on 2 principles under the scenario of Overload-
- When an overload situation is created access to new sessions is denied & only the existing sessions are catered too.
- When the overload situation gets worse, even the existing sessions are dropped & the system is declared as dead.