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Disclosed is a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing machine-executable instructions that, when executed by one or more processors of a wireless end-user device, cause the one or more processors to: identify a service usage activity of the wireless end-user device, the service usage activity being associated with a first software component of a plurality of software components on the wireless end-user device, the service usage activity comprising one or more prospective or successful communications over a wireless network; determine whether the service usage activity comprises a background activity; determine at least an aspect of a policy based on a user input or based on information from a network element, the policy to be applied if the service usage activity is the background activity, the policy at least for controlling the service usage activity; and if it is determined that the service usage activity is the background activity, apply the policy.

Title
Device-assisted services for protecting network capacity
Application Number
13/134028
Publication Number
8589541 (B2)
Application Date
May 25, 2011
Publication Date
November 19, 2013
Inventor
James Lavine
Corte Madera
CA, US
Alireza Raissinia
Monte Sereno
CA, US
Gregory G Raleigh
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Krista S Jacobsen
Assignee
Headwater Partners I
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
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