How to improve APP network performance

  • End user-controlled connection, e.g. home Wi-Fi. The end-user owns a home device that can be easily monitored and optimized. It is also the connection gateway of your mobile devices that runs an APP.
  • Internet access line that offered by an ISP, e.g. fiber to the home connection from your home modem to the ISP edge service router or DC.
  • ISP core internet network. It rarely has issues as it’s normally monitored and maintained very well by any ISP’s.
  • The application server network to the Internet. It’s also closely monitored and maintained well by the APP vendor as it’s the business foundation for its existence.
  • Zero-touch network connections by offering mobile APP only. There will be no visibility and guarantee to any segment network connections.
  • Build a service tunnel between the mobile APP and server. communication security and connection will be guaranteed, while the connection quality is not controlled.
  • Build segment tunnels for better control over the service delivering quality. It would include “edge network tunnel between mobile APP and edge router” and “core network tunnel between the edge router to APP server”.
  • The nature of different network segments has different challenges of securing connection quality, but in general, the last mile from the edge to the end-user is the most problematic part.
  • The resources and competencies to troubleshoot and fix issues for last-mile and core networks are different. normally the ISP and APP vendor have the dedicated tech team to do so, while the end-users would heavily rely on the APP vendor to guide them or even fix issues for them.

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