In this paper, we investigate when to browse the web using WiFi and cellular simultaneously on mobile devices. Our observation, based on empirical measurements, is that mobile web may not always benefit from multipath, which motivates a cost-benefit analysis. However, it is challenging to analyze the benefits (i.e., improved user experience) and costs (e.g., energy consumption) of web browsing, due to HTTP’s resource fetching model. We propose to use server push, a standard feature in HTTP/2, to provide an ideal framework for the cost-benefit analysis. We then design a practical system that reduces resource footprint for mobile web over multipath by providing adaptive multipath support.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on All Things Cellular|
|Subtitle of host publication||Operations, Applications and Challenges, ATC 2016|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Oct 3 2016|
|Event||5th Workshop on All Things Cellular: Operations, Applications and Challenges, ATC 2016 - New York, United States|
Duration: Oct 3 2016 → Oct 7 2016
|Name||Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MOBICOM|
|Other||5th Workshop on All Things Cellular: Operations, Applications and Challenges, ATC 2016|
|Period||10/3/16 → 10/7/16|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful feedback. We thank Vijay Gopalakrishnan for his valuable comments and suggestions. Feng Qian’s research was supported in part by NSF under CNS-1566331.
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- Cost-benefit analysis
- Mobile web
- Multipath TCP
- Server push