Understanding characteristics of available bandwidth in wireless environment

Xinyu Xing, Yifei Jiang, Shivakant Mishra

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This paper investigates some important characteristics of available Internet bandwidth in commercial wireless environment which have become increasingly available everywhere. Through extensive experiments and performance analysis, the paper identifies three important characteristics. First, the bandwidth bottleneck in a commercial wireless environment lies on the edge of the Internet. Second, the available downstream bandwidth is usually larger than the available upstream bandwidth. Finally, available bandwidth remains relatively persistent and piecewise stationary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-254
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Computer Science
StatePublished - 2011
Event2nd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT-2011 and 8th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems, MobiWIS 2011 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: Sep 19 2011Sep 21 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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