Commute Path Bandwidth Traces from 3G Networks

Author: University of Oslo

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In this dataset we present and make available real-world measurements of the throughput that was achieved at the application layer when adaptive HTTP streaming was performed over 3G networks using mobile devices. For the streaming sessions, popular commute routes were used in and around Oslo (Norway) traveling with different types of public transportation (metro, tram, train, bus and ferry). Few logs are available using a car. Each log provides a times-tamp, GPS coordinates and the measured number of bytes downloaded for approximately every second of the route. The dataset can be used in several ways, but the most obvious application is to emulate the same network bandwidth behavior (on specific geographical positions) for repeated experiments.


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References and Citation

Use of the datasets in published work should be acknowledged by a full citation to the paper [RVG13] at the MMSys conference (Proceedings of ACM MMSys 13, February 27 - March 1, 2013, Oslo, Norway).


  • RVG13: Haakon Riiser, Paul Vigmostad, Carsten Griwodz, Pål Halvorsen, Commute path bandwidth traces from 3G networks: analysis and applications, Proceedings of the 4th ACM Multimedia Systems Conferen (MMSys), Oslo, Norway, USA, February 27 - March 1, 2013.