Sms transmission using phone users density in big cities

Floran Berthaud 1 Yannick Léo 2, 1 Carlos Sarraute 3 Anthony Busson 2, 1 Éric Fleury 2, 1
1 DANTE - Dynamic Networks : Temporal and Structural Capture Approach
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme, IXXI - Institut Rhône-Alpin des systèmes complexes
Abstract : This work answers the question : is it possible to transmit a sms using phones as relay in a big city such as Mexico City? We defined a simple transport protocol to transmit sms from a source to a destination. This protocol does not need routing, it is based on locality of sms, the density of phones in Mexico City and mobility of phone users. We studied a mobile dataset including 8 millions users living in Mexico city. This gave use a precise estimation of the average transmission time and the global performances of our approach. After 30 minutes, half of the sms were delivered successfully to destination.
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Floran Berthaud, Yannick Léo, Carlos Sarraute, Anthony Busson, Éric Fleury. Sms transmission using phone users density in big cities. Fourth conference on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets (NetMob 2015), Apr 2015, MIT Media Lab, United States. ⟨hal-01134379⟩

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