The temperature of a mobile device can increase due to heavy use, e.g., high-speed downloads, large computational load, etc. Sustained periods of high temperature can damage the mobile device. The techniques of this disclosure reduce downlink throughput upon detection of device temperature that exceeds a threshold. Throughput is reduced, e.g., by signaling the thermal state to the network, by reporting lower channel quality indicator (CQI) values to the network, etc. After the temperature drops to a safe level, throughput is brought back up in a phased manner.

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