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FlexiWeb: Network-Aware Compaction for Accelerating Mobile Web Transfers

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FlexiWeb: Network-Aware Compaction for Accelerating Mobile Web Transfers
—To reduce page load times and bandwidth usage for mobile web browsing, middleboxes that compress page content are commonly used today. Unfortunately, this can hurt performance in many cases; via an extensive measurement study, we show that using middleboxes to facilitate compression results in up to 28% degradation in page load times when the client enjoys excellent wireless link conditions. We find that benefits from compression are primarily realized under bad network conditions. Guided by our study, we design and implement FlexiWeb, a framework that determines both when to use a middlebox and how to use it, based on the client’s network conditions. First, FlexiWeb selectively fetches objects on a web page either directly from the source or via a middlebox, rather than fetching all objects via the middlebox. Second, instead of simply performing lossless compression of all content, FlexiWeb performs network-aware compression of images by selecting from among a range of content ...
Shailendra Singh, Harsha V. Madhyastha, Srikanth V
Added 14 Apr 2016
Updated 14 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Where MOBICOM
Authors Shailendra Singh, Harsha V. Madhyastha, Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy, Ramesh Govindan
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