Beyond the Radio: Illuminating the Higher Layers of Mobile Networks

  title={Beyond the Radio: Illuminating the Higher Layers of Mobile Networks},
  author={Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez and Srikanth Sundaresan and Christian Kreibich and Nicholas Weaver and Vern Paxson},
Cellular network performance is often viewed as primarily dominated by the radio technology. However, reality proves more complex: mobile operators deploy and configure their networks in different ways, and sometimes establish network sharing agreements with other mobile carriers. Moreover, regulators have encouraged newer operational models such as Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) to promote competition. In this paper we draw upon data collected by the ICSI Netalyzr app for Android to… CONTINUE READING
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