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Measurement Study of 3G Mobile Networks Using Android Platform

ZHANG Cheng-wei, CHENG Wen-qing and HEI Xiao-jun   

  • Online:2018-11-14 Published:2018-11-14

Abstract: With the proliferation of mobile online-social applications,there has been an increasing growth for accessing the Internet using mobile devices.3G mobile networks provide a convenient approach for users to access the Internet any-time and anywhere.Nevertheless,the performance of 3G networks may significantly impact user’s quality-of-experience (QoE).This paper conducted an end-to-end active measurement study of the 3G mobile Internet in China.Due to the largest market share of the Android operation systems,we designed and implemented a wireless network measurement tool in Android,and then performed an evaluation study of three major 3G networks in China using the proposed measurement tool.Our measurement study focused on the delay measurements to popular websites accessed by smart phones.Finally,based on the collected measurement data,we discussed network performance of three different 3G networks in China.Our results show that China Telecom CDMA2000 has the best performance in network delay and delay jitter.This study may provide a feasible measurement approach and data support to achieve better QoE for end users and optimize the mobile wireless network performance.

Key words: Mobile network,Network measurement,Android,Network latency,Performance evaluation

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