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What is LTE actually used for? An answer through multi-operator, crowd-sourced measurement

  title={What is LTE actually used for? An answer through multi-operator, crowd-sourced measurement},
  author={Francesco Malandrino and Scott Kirkpatrick and Danny Bickson},
LTE networks are commonplace nowadays; however, comparatively little is known about where (and why) they are deployed, and the demand they serve. We shed some light on these issues through large-scale, crowd-sourced measurement. Our data, collected by users of the WeFi app, spans multiple operators and multiple cities, allowing us to observe a wide variety of deployment patterns. Surprisingly, we find that LTE is frequently used to improve the {\em coverage} of network rather than the capacity… 

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