Measuring and modelling of application flow length in commercial GPRS networks

Roger Kalden, Boudewijn R.H.M. Haverkort

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    New mobile access networks provide reasonable high bandwidth to allow true internet access. This paper models two dominant applications of those networks. One application, WAP, is novel and specific to mobile networks, the other is HTTP, which is already dominantly present in the internet. However, our measurements reveal that WAP traffic is the dominant application in mobile networks. Therefore, this paper models in particular the flow length of WAP and as comparison the flow length of HTTP. The flow length is a good approximation of the object size structure and hence can be used in further simulation or analytical modeling of mobile networks. We apply different distribution fitting techniques and the KS goodness of fit test to specify exactly the underlying distribution of the empirical data.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationThird International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0769526659
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event3rd International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems, QEST 2006 - University of California, Riverside, United States
    Duration: 11 Sept 200614 Sept 2006
    Conference number: 3

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society


    Conference3rd International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems, QEST 2006
    Abbreviated titleQEST
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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    • EWI-6146
    • IR-66201
    • METIS-238089

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