Wireless Carriers Lose $15 Billion Annually Due to Outages
While the shift to faster and more reliable wireless network technology has paid very obvious dividends, new analysis by Heavy Reading suggests that wireless carriers lose $15 billion to network outages annually. According to the study
, carriers say physical link failures and network congestion are primary causes of these outages, though few report network attacks as prominent causes; though that may be because many wireless carriers aren't aware of them. "Part of the reason for that is many operators actually have little or no visibility of the malicious traffic in the network," says researcher Patrick Donegan. "When they do have incidents, often they are not actually aware if it may have been a malicious attack that caused it."