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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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  "description": "<p>Measuring and characterizing web page performance is a challenging task.</p>\n\n<p>When it comes to the mobile world, the highly varying technology characteristics coupled with the opaque network configuration make it even more difficult.</p>\n\n<p>Aiming at reproducibility, we present a large scale measurements study of web page performance collected in eleven commercial mobile networks spanning four countries.</p>\n\n<p>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.</p>\n\n<p>We find that the impact of mobile broadband access is sizeable.</p>\n\n<p>For example, the median page load time using mobile broadband increases by a third compared to wired access.</p>\n\n<p>Mobility clearly stresses the system, with handover causing the most evident performance penalties.</p>\n\n<p>Contrariwise, our measurements show that the adoption of HTTP/2 and QUIC has practically negligible impact.</p>\n\n<p>Our work highlights the importance of large-scale measurements.</p>\n\n<p>Even with our controlled setup, the complexity of the mobile web ecosystem is challenging to untangle.</p>\n\n<p>For this, we are releasing the dataset as open data for validation and further research.</p>\n\n<p>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 &quot;scripts&quot; archive.&nbsp;</p>\n\n<p>Should you use any of these resources, please also make an attribution using the following reference (provided here in bibtex format):</p>\n\n<pre>@inproceedings{rajiullah2019web,\n  title={{Web Experience in Mobile Networks: Lessons from Two Million Page Visits}},\n  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},\n  booktitle={The World Wide Web Conference},\n  pages={1532--1543},\n  year={2019},\n  organization={ACM},\n&nbsp;address = {San Francisco, CA, USA},\n&nbsp;keywords = {Web Experience, &nbsp;HTTP2, QUIC, TCP, Mobile Broadband, Measurements}\n}</pre>", 
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