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Not All Apps Are Created Equal: Analysis of Spatiotemporal Heterogeneity in Nationwide Mobile Service Usage

Márquez, Cristina and Gramaglia, Marco and Fiore, Marco and Banchs, Albert and Ziemlicki, Cezary and Smoreda, Zbigniew (2017) Not All Apps Are Created Equal: Analysis of Spatiotemporal Heterogeneity in Nationwide Mobile Service Usage. In: The 13th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (ACM CoNEXT 2017), 12-15 December 2017, Seoul, South Korea.

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Abstract

We investigate how individual mobile services are consumed at a national scale, by studying data collected in a 3G/4G mobile network deployed over a major European country. rough correlation and clustering analyses, our study unveils a strong heterogeneity in the demand for di erent mobile services, both in time and space. In particular, we show that: (i) somehow surprisingly, almost all considered services exhibit quite di erent temporal usage pa erns; (ii) in contrast to such temporal behavior, spatial pa erns are fairly uniform across all services; (iii) when looking at usage pa erns at di erent locations, the average tra c volume per user is dependent on the urbanization level, yet its temporal dynamics are not. Our ndings do not only have sociological implications, but are also relevant to the orchestration of network resources.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Networks; Mobile networks; Network measurement.
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Depositing User: Dario Bega
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 15:46
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 15:46
URI: http://eprints.networks.imdea.org/id/eprint/1710

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