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Author Lagar-Cavilla, H. Andrés ♦ Bickford, Jeffrey ♦ Joshi, Kaustubh ♦ Varshavsky, Alexander ♦ Parra, Darwin
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Traffic scheduling ♦ 3g ♦ Umts
Abstract Mobile application developers pay little attention to the interactions between applications and the cellular network carrying their traffic. This results in waste of device energy and network signaling resources. We place part of the blame on mobile OSes: they do not expose adequate interfaces through which applications can interact with the network. We propose traffic backfilling, a technique in which delay-tolerant traffic is opportunistically transmitted by the OS using resources left over by the naturally occurring bursts caused by interactive traffic. Backfilling presents a simple interface with two classes of traffic, and grants the OS and network large flexibility to maximize the use of network resources and reduce device energy consumption. Using device traces and network data from a major US carrier, we demonstrate a large opportunity for traffic backfilling.
Description Affiliation: AT&T Labs -- Research (Lagar-Cavilla, H. Andrés; Joshi, Kaustubh; Varshavsky, Alexander) || AT&T Security Research Center (Bickford, Jeffrey) || AT&T Mobility (Parra, Darwin)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1975-04-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review (OPSR)
Volume Number 45
Issue Number 3
Page Count 5
Starting Page 77
Ending Page 81


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Source: ACM Digital Library