Experimental analysis of connectivity management in mobile operating systems

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dc.contributor.author Sánchez Bueno, María Isabel
dc.contributor.author Oliva Delgado, Antonio de la
dc.contributor.author Bernardos Cano, Carlos Jesús
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-25T12:54:12Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-25T12:54:12Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-15
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Computer Networks, (Jan. 216), v. 94, pp.: 41-61.
dc.identifier.issn 1389-1286
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34250
dc.description.abstract We are immerse in a world that becomes more and more mobile every day, with ubiquitous connectivity and increasing demand for mobile services. Current mobile terminals support several access technologies, enabling users to gain connectivity in a plethora of scenarios and favoring their mobility. However, the management of network connectivity using multiple interfaces is still starting to be deployed. The lack of smart connectivity management in multi interface devices forces applications to be explicitly aware of the variations in the connectivity state (changes in active interface, simultaneous access from several interfaces, etc.). In this paper, we analyze the present state of the connection management and handover capabilities in the three major mobile operating systems (OSes): Android, iOS and Windows. To this aim, we conduct a thorough experimental study on the connectivity management of each operating system, including several versions of the OS on different mobile terminals, analyzing the differences and similarities between them. Moreover, in order to assess how mobility is handled and how this can affect the final user, we perform an exhaustive experimental analysis on application behavior in intra- and inter-technology handover. Based on this experience, we identify open issues in the smartphone connectivity management policies and implementations, highlighting easy to deploy yet unimplemented improvements, as well as potential integration of mobility protocols.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has been partially supported by the European Community through the CROWD project, FP7-ICT-318115.
dc.format.extent 20
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Mobility
dc.subject.other Handover
dc.subject.other Smartphone
dc.subject.other Android
dc.subject.other Windows Phone
dc.subject.other iOS
dc.subject.other Connection Manager
dc.title Experimental analysis of connectivity management in mobile operating systems
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2015.11.021
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. FP7-ICT-318115/CROWD
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 41
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 61
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Computer Networks
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 94
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000017702
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
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