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Mobile Traffic Analysis: a Survey

Diala Naboulsi 1 Marco Fiore 2, 1 Stephane Ribot 3 Razvan Stanica 1
1 URBANET - Réseaux capillaires urbains
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CITI - CITI Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services
Abstract : This report surveys the literature on analyses of mobile traffic collected by operators within their network infrastructure. This is a recently emerged research field, and, apart a few outliers, relevant works cover the period from 2005 to date, with a sensible densification over the last three years. We provide a thorough review of the multidisciplinary activities that rely on mobile traffic datasets, identifying major categories and sub-categories in the literature, so as to outline a hierarchical classification of research lines. When detailing the works pertaining to each class, we balance a comprehensive view of state-of- the-art results with punctual focuses on the methodological aspects. Our approach provides a complete introductory guide to the research based on mobile traffic analysis. It allows summarizing the main findings of the current state-of-the-art, as well as pinpointing important open research directions.
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Diala Naboulsi, Marco Fiore, Stephane Ribot, Razvan Stanica. Mobile Traffic Analysis: a Survey. [Research Report] Université de Lyon; INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes; INSA Lyon; CNR - IEIIT. 2015. ⟨hal-01132385v1⟩



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