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Web Experience in Mobile Networks: Lessons from Two Million Page Visits

Rajiullah, Mohammad; Lutu, Andra; Khatouni, Ali Safari; Fida, Mah-rukh; Mellia, Marco; Brunstrom, Anna; Alay, Ozgu; Alfredsson, Stefan; Mancuso, Vincenzo


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      <creatorName>Lutu, Andra</creatorName>
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      <creatorName>Khatouni, Ali Safari</creatorName>
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      <affiliation>Dalhousie University</affiliation>
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      <affiliation>Simula Metropolitan</affiliation>
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      <givenName>Marco</givenName>
      <familyName>Mellia</familyName>
      <affiliation>Politecnico di Torino</affiliation>
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      <creatorName>Brunstrom, Anna</creatorName>
      <givenName>Anna</givenName>
      <familyName>Brunstrom</familyName>
      <affiliation>Karlstad University</affiliation>
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      <creatorName>Alay, Ozgu</creatorName>
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      <familyName>Alay</familyName>
      <affiliation>Simula Metropolitan</affiliation>
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      <creatorName>Alfredsson, Stefan</creatorName>
      <givenName>Stefan</givenName>
      <familyName>Alfredsson</familyName>
      <affiliation>Karlstad University</affiliation>
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    <creator>
      <creatorName>Mancuso, Vincenzo</creatorName>
      <givenName>Vincenzo</givenName>
      <familyName>Mancuso</familyName>
      <affiliation>IMDEA Networks Institute</affiliation>
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    <title>Web Experience in Mobile Networks: Lessons from Two Million Page Visits</title>
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  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2019</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>Web Experience,  HTTP2, QUIC, TCP, Mobile Broadband, Measurements</subject>
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  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">2019-02-20</date>
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  <language>en</language>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;Measuring and characterizing web page performance is a challenging task.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;When it comes to the mobile world, the highly varying technology characteristics coupled with the opaque network configuration make it even more difficult.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Aiming at reproducibility, we present a large scale measurements study of web page performance collected in eleven commercial mobile networks spanning four countries.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;We build a dataset of nearly two million web browsing sessions to we shed light on the impact of different web protocols, browsers, and mobile technologies on the web performance.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;We find that the impact of mobile broadband access is sizeable.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;For example, the median page load time using mobile broadband increases by a third compared to wired access.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Mobility clearly stresses the system, with handover causing the most evident performance penalties.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Contrariwise, our measurements show that the adoption of HTTP/2 and QUIC has practically negligible impact.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Our work highlights the importance of large-scale measurements.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Even with our controlled setup, the complexity of the mobile web ecosystem is challenging to untangle.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;For this, we are releasing the dataset as open data for validation and further research.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;We also release together with the datasets we collected the scripts we use to produce the analysis we present in the paper. Please use plot_all.sh script to generate the plots in the paper, using the separate scripts from the &amp;quot;scripts&amp;quot; archive.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Should you use any of these resources, please also make an attribution using the following reference (provided here in bibtex format):&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;pre&gt;@inproceedings{rajiullah2019web,
  title={{Web Experience in Mobile Networks: Lessons from Two Million Page Visits}},
  author={Rajiullah, Mohammad and Lutu, Andra and Khatouni, Ali Safari and Fida, Mah-Rukh and Mellia, Marco and Brunstrom, Anna and Alay, Ozgu and Alfredsson, Stefan and Mancuso, Vincenzo},
  booktitle={The World Wide Web Conference},
  pages={1532--1543},
  year={2019},
  organization={ACM},
&amp;nbsp;address = {San Francisco, CA, USA},
&amp;nbsp;keywords = {Web Experience, &amp;nbsp;HTTP2, QUIC, TCP, Mobile Broadband, Measurements}
}&lt;/pre&gt;</description>
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    <fundingReference>
      <funderName>European Commission</funderName>
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      <awardNumber awardURI="info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/644399/">644399</awardNumber>
      <awardTitle>Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe</awardTitle>
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