Measuring Mobile Peer-to-Peer Usage: Case Finland 2007

  • Mikko V. J. Heikkinen
  • Antero Kivi
  • Hannu Verkasalo
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00975-4_17

Volume 5448 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Heikkinen M.V.J., Kivi A., Verkasalo H. (2009) Measuring Mobile Peer-to-Peer Usage: Case Finland 2007. In: Moon S.B., Teixeira R., Uhlig S. (eds) Passive and Active Network Measurement. PAM 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5448. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

We study the development of mobile peer-to-peer (MP2P) traffic and the usage of MP2P applications in Finland during 2005-2007. Research data consists of 1) traffic traces measured from three Finnish GSM/UMTS networks covering the Internet-bound mobile data traffic generated by 80-90% of Finnish mobile subscribers (N > 4,000,000), and 2) usage log files collected with a dedicated Symbian handset monitoring application (N = 579). In the traffic trace measurement, we notice almost zero P2P file sharing traffic for handsets, but 9-18% of unidentified traffic, part of which possibly being P2P traffic. Potentially a notable growing trend for computer-based P2P file sharing traffic is visible in GSM/UMTS networks, BitTorrent and eDonkey being the most popular protocols. In the panel study, only Fring, a client to several P2P-based communication services, has significant usage and data volume levels.

Keywords

Measurement mobile peer-to-peer traffic usage 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikko V. J. Heikkinen
    • 1
  • Antero Kivi
    • 1
  • Hannu Verkasalo
    • 1
  1. 1.TKK Helsinki University of TechnologyTKKFinland