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Measuring Quality of Experience of Internet Access over HSDPA

  • Manuel Álvarez-Campana
  • Enrique Vázquez
  • Joan Vinyes
  • Víctor Villagrá
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 284)

High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) is being introduced by mobile operators as a solution both for increasing the downlink throughput and for achieving a more efficient usage of the radio resources. This work analyses the quality of experience of HSDPA users, based on experiments and measurements over a commercial network. The effect of multiple users sharing the overall capacity of the cell is explicitly evaluated. The results show that the HSDPA user experience for Internet access is satisfactory and in some cases comparable to that achievable over fixed access technologies such as ADSL. In addition, we explore the impact of TCP configuration on the HSDPA performance and suggest suitable parameter values.

Keywords

Large Window Size Downlink Throughput Large File Size Single User Case 3GPP Release 
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© International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Álvarez-Campana
    • 1
  • Enrique Vázquez
    • 1
  • Joan Vinyes
    • 1
  • Víctor Villagrá
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos, ETSI TelecomunicaciónCiudad Universitaria(Spain)

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