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Measuring Mobile Peer-to-Peer Usage: Case Finland 2007

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Measuring Mobile Peer-to-Peer Usage: Case Finland 2007
We study the development of mobile peer-to-peer (MP2P) traffic and the usage of MP2P applications in Finland during 2005-2007. Research data consists of 1) traffic traces measured from three Finnish GSM/UMTS networks covering the Internet-bound mobile data traffic generated by 80-90% of Finnish mobile subscribers (N > 4,000,000), and 2) usage log files collected with a dedicated Symbian handset monitoring application (N = 579). In the traffic trace measurement, we notice almost zero P2P file sharing traffic for handsets, but 9-18% of unidentified traffic, part of which possibly being P2P traffic. Potentially a notable growing trend for computer-based P2P file sharing traffic is visible in GSM/UMTS networks, BitTorrent and eDonkey being the most popular protocols. In the panel study, only Fring, a client to several P2P-based communication services, has significant usage and data volume levels.
Mikko V. J. Heikkinen, Antero Kivi, Hannu Verkasal
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Year 2009
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Authors Mikko V. J. Heikkinen, Antero Kivi, Hannu Verkasalo
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