Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 76, Issue 3, pp 363–377 | Cite as

Quality Assessment in 3G/4G Wireless Networks

  • J. Poncela
  • G. Gómez
  • A. Hierrezuelo
  • F. J. Lopez-Martinez
  • M. Aamir
Article

Abstract

The convergence of wireless networks and multimedia communications, linked to the swift development of services and the increasing competition, has caused user expectations of network quality to raise. Network quality has become one of the main targets for the network optimization and maintenance departments. Quality of experience (QoE) has been traditionally assessed via subjective tests, but this is a costly method. In recent years, different methods for assessing QoE from objective parameters have been proposed. In this paper we describe a non-intrusive system for the analysis and measurement of QoE in wireless networks from these objective parameters. The system consists of mobile agents running on the mobile terminals and one or more network entities that collect and analyze the information.

Keywords

Quality of Service Quality of experience Network performance Web traffic analysis Android 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been partially funded by Spanish Junta de Andalucía under project TIC-6897 and by the Spanish Government (TEC2010-18451). The work of F. J. Lopez-Martinez was supported in part by the Spanish Government (COFUND2013-40259), the University of Malaga and the European Union under Marie-Curie COFUND U-mobility program (ref. 246550).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Poncela
    • 1
  • G. Gómez
    • 1
  • A. Hierrezuelo
    • 1
  • F. J. Lopez-Martinez
    • 1
  • M. Aamir
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.ETSI TelecomunicaciónUniversidad de MalagaMálagaSpain
  2. 2.Sir Syed University of Engineering and TechnologyKarachiPakistan
  3. 3.Mehran University of Engineering and TechnologyJamshoroPakistan

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