A first look at traffic on smartphones

  title={A first look at traffic on smartphones},
  author={Hossein Falaki and Dimitrios Lymberopoulos and Ratul Mahajan and Srikanth Kandula and Deborah Estrin},
  booktitle={Internet Measurement Conference},
Using data from 43 users across two platforms, we present a detailed look at smartphone traffic. We find that browsing contributes over half of the traffic, while each of email, media, and maps contribute roughly 10%. We also find that the overhead of lower layer protocols is high because of small transfer sizes. For half of the transfers that use transport-level security, header bytes correspond to 40% of the total. We show that while packet loss is the main factor that limits the throughput… CONTINUE READING
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