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Issue No. 01 - March (2015 vol. 3)
ISSN: 2168-6750
pp: 95-106
Jie Yang , Sch. of Inf. & Commun. Eng., Beijing Univ. of Posts & Telecommun., Beijing, China
Yuanyuan Qiao , Sch. of Inf. & Commun. Eng., Beijing Univ. of Posts & Telecommun., Beijing, China
Xinyu Zhang , Sch. of Inf. & Commun. Eng., Beijing Univ. of Posts & Telecommun., Beijing, China
Haiyang He , Sch. of Inf. & Commun. Eng., Beijing Univ. of Posts & Telecommun., Beijing, China
Fang Liu , Sch. of Inf. & Commun. Eng., Beijing Univ. of Posts & Telecommun., Beijing, China
Gang Cheng , Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA
ABSTRACT
Smart devices bring us the ubiquitous mobile accessing to Internet, making mobile Internet grow rapidly. Using the mobile traffic data collected at core metropolitan 2G and 3G networks of China over a week, this paper studies the mobile user behavior from three aspects: 1) data usage; 2) mobility pattern; and 3) application usage. We classify mobile users into different groups to study the resource consumption in mobile Internet. We observe that traffic heavy users and high mobility users tend to consume massive data and radio resources simultaneously. Both the data usage and the mobility pattern are closely related to the application access behavior of the users. Users can be clustered through their application usage behavior, and application categories can be identified by the ways to attract the users. Our analysis provides an comprehensive understanding of user behavior in mobile Internet, which may be used by network operators to design appropriate mechanisms in resource provision and mobility management for resource consumers based on different categories of applications.
INDEX TERMS
telecommunication traffic, 3G mobile communication, Internet, mobile computing, mobility management (mobile radio)
CITATION

Jie Yang, Yuanyuan Qiao, Xinyu Zhang, Haiyang He, Fang Liu and Gang Cheng, "Characterizing User Behavior in Mobile Internet," in IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 95-106, 2015.
doi:10.1109/TETC.2014.2381512
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