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Smartphone-based crowdsourcing for estimating the bottleneck capacity in wireless networks

Crowdsourcing enables the fine-grained characterization and performance evaluation of today׳s large-scale networks using the power of the masses and distributed intelligence. This paper presents SmartProbe, a system that assesses the bottleneck capacity of Internet paths using smartphones, from a mobile crowdsourcing perspective. With SmartProbe measurement activities are more bandwidth efficient compared to similar systems, and a larger number of users can be supported. An application based on SmartProbe is also presented: georeferenced measurements are mapped and used to compare the performance of mobile broadband operators in wide areas. Results from one year of operation are included.


Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 2016

External authors: Luciano Lenzini, Nilo Redini, Alessio Vecchio (Dip. di Ingegneria dell׳Informazione, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy)
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Type: Contributo in rivista ISI
Field of reference: Information Technology and Communication Systems

File: article-1.pdf
Da pagina 62 a pagina 75

Activity: Internet Measurements & Design