Comprehensive Mobile Bandwidth Traces from Vehicular Networks

Author: University of New South Wales

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Contact: Ayub Bokani (Bokani@unsw.edu.au) Mahbub Hassan (Mahbub.Hassan@unsw.edu.au) Salil S. Kanhere (Salil.Kanhere@unsw.edu.au) Jun Yao (jyao@cse.unsw.edu.au) Garson Zhong (gzho871@cse.unsw.edu.au)

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Description

Bandwidth fluctuation in mobile networks severely effects the quality of service (QoS) of bandwidth-sensitive applications such as video streaming. Using bandwidth statistics it is possible to predict the network behaviour and take proactive actions to counter network fluctuations, which in turn can improve the QoS. In this paper, we present comprehensive bandwidth datasets from extensive measurement campaigns conducted in Sydney on both 3G and 4G networks under vehicular driving conditions. A particularly distinguishing feature of our dataset is that we have collected data from repeated trips along a few routes. Thus our data can be useful to obtain statistically significant results on network performance in an urban setting. We outline the measurement methodology and present key insights obtained from the collected traces. We have made our dataset available to the wider research community.

Access

The files are available for download via HTTP. Link: http://traces.cs.umass.edu/index.php/Mmsys/Mmsys

References and Citation

Use of the datasets in published work should be acknowledged by a full citation to the authors’ papers [BHK16] at the MMSys conference: Proceedings of ACM MMSys’16, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria, May 10-13, 2016.

References

  • BHK16: Bokani, A., Hassan, M., Kanhere, S.S., Yao, J., Zhong, G. Comprehensive mobile bandwidth traces from vehicular networks, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Multimedia Systems, MMSys 2016, pp. 344-348.