An anatomy of mobile web performance over multipath TCP

Bo Han, Feng Qian, Shuai Hao, Lusheng Ji

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Abstract

Leveraging multiple interfaces (e.g., WiFi and cellular) on mobile devices is known to provide performance gains for applications such as bulk data transfer. In this paper, we complement prior studies by conducting, to the best of our knowledge, the first measurement study of mobile web performance over multipath TCP (MPTCP). Based on experiments using real web pages under diverse settings, we found the upper-layer web protocols can incur complex and sometimes unexpected interactions with the multipathenabled transport layer. MPTCP always boosts SPDY while may hurt HTTP. MPTCP also helps mitigate SPDY's key limitations of being vulnerable to losses and inefficient bandwidth utilization. We provide in-depth explanations of the root causes, as well as recommendations for improving mobile web performance over MPTCP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies, CoNEXT 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450334129
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event11th ACM Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies, CoNEXT 2015 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Dec 1 2015Dec 4 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies, CoNEXT 2015

Other

Other11th ACM Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies, CoNEXT 2015
CountryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period12/1/1512/4/15

Keywords

  • HTTP/1.1
  • Mobile web
  • Multipath TCP
  • Page load time
  • SPDY

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    Han, B., Qian, F., Hao, S., & Ji, L. (2015). An anatomy of mobile web performance over multipath TCP. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies, CoNEXT 2015 [2836090] (Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies, CoNEXT 2015). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2716281.2836090