International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, and Worksharing pp 323-328 | Cite as

Analysis of Signaling Overhead and Performance Evaluation in Cellular Networks of WeChat Software

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 163)


The instant communication software such as WeChat, QQ and Fetion becomes popular with the rapid development of mobile terminals and wireless personal communication technology. To refresh the online or offline status of such software, signaling message must be sent every given intervals. However, the signaling message raised by huge number of users will cause severe overhead of mobile networks, which will affect the outage performance of network. In this work, we analyze the signaling overhead caused by such software and evaluate the influence using the system level simulation platform. Results indicate that, the signaling overhead will affect the outage performance when the density of users is great. Practical solution is also raised at the end of our paper.


WeChat Signaling Overhead Heartbeat Wireless network 



This work is funded by China’s 973 project under grant of 2012CB316002 and China’s 863 project under grant of 2013AA013603, 2012AA011402, National Natural Science Foundation of China (61201192).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Xi Chang Satellite Launch CenterXichangChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory on Microwave and Digital Communications, National Laboratory for Information Science and TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.China Defense Science and Technology Information CenterBeijingChina
  4. 4.The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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