In a Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) mobile core network, the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Tunneling Protocol (GTP) is used to establish data plane connectivity via user plane GTP (GTP-U) endpoints to tunnel traffic for user equipment (UE) across the network. Given that between any two mobile network data nodes, GTP-U end points remain the same and can serve multiple UE packets, it is proposed herein to consolidate multiple smaller UE packets into single larger GTP-U packets, which can help to reduce the packet per second (PPS) in the network and can also help to reduce the packet processing overhead on mobile nodes, in turn, increasing the overall data path throughput for the network.

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