Robustness of the mobile broadband - second annual report, CRNA

Simula's Center for Resilient Networks and Applications (CRNA) performs long-term measurements of Norwegian mobile broadband networks. The measurements form the basis for an annual report on the stability and performance of these networks. The second annual report focusing on the user-experienced robustness of the mobile broadband experience has now been released.

This year¹s report shows a clear improvement in the experienced stability of mobile broadband networks, says Ahmed Elmokashfi, responsible for the report. The improvement is clear on several important metrics, such as connection stability, packet loss and stability in performance. He adds that several of the improvements can be explained by very concrete configuration updates that the operators implemented during 2014. We observe that several of the problems we pointed out in last year¹s report related to connection stability and packet loss, have now disappeared. We believe that our measurements have played an important role in discovering and diagnosing these problems, and we are happy to see that stability has now improved.

New in this year¹s report is also measurements of LTE networks. LTE is now the dominating technology for mobile data traffic, and we are happy that we can also include LTE in our report. In our measurements, we see that LTE brings improvements to the user experience both in terms of speed, reduced delay and reduced packet loss. 

The report (in Norwegian) is available here. For further information about the report, please contact Ahmed Elmokashfi 

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