Traffic Measurement and Analysis of a Broadband Wireless Internet Access

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Executive Summary

The increasing broadband wireless Internet usage and the limited wireless resources require a careful network management and optimization of the wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Unfortunately, those providers often just have statistics about the overall usage and limited knowledge about the detailed application distribution as well as the traffic characteristics. In this paper, the authors present user and traffic characteristics measured at a broadband wireless Internet access. The results show that the applications change quickly but the general characteristics like packet size and TCP/UDP percentage have not changed during the last years.

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