A smartphone agent for qoe evaluation and user classification over mobile networks

Alessandro Verdolini, Stefano Petrangeli
2013 2013 Fifth International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX)  
The continuous growth of mobile users and bandwidth-consuming applications and the shortage of radio resources put a serious challenge on how to efficiently exploit existing networks and contemporary improve Quality of Experience. One of the most relevant problem for network operators is thus to find an explicit relationship between QoS and QoE, for the purpose of maximizing the latter while saving precious resources. In order to accomplish this challenging task, we present TeleAbarth, an
more » ... tive Android application entirely developed at TelecomItalia Laboratories, able to contemporary collect network measurements and end-users quality feedback regarding the use of smartphone applications. We deployed TeleAbarth in a field experimentation in order to study the relationship between QoS and QoE for video streaming applications, in terms of downstream bandwidth and video loading time. On the basis of the results obtained, we propose a technique to classify user behavior through his or her reliability, sensibility and fairness.
doi:10.1109/qomex.2013.6603242 dblp:conf/qomex/VerdoliniP13 fatcat:dc7w2bajtnb5xl2cqmqaylkwom