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.

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

Vecchio, Alessio
2016-01-01

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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.
2016
Gregori, Enrico; Improta, Alessandro; Lenzini, Luciano; Luconi, Valerio; Redini, Nilo; Vecchio, Alessio
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