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On the Use of MPTCP to Reduce Latency for Cloud Applications
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Computer Science. Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013). (Distributed Systems and Communications Research Group (DISCO))ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4147-9487
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Computer Science. (Distributed Systems and Communications Research Group (DISCO))
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

As mobile cloud usage has become more and more prevalent, with more people depending on the cloud for both their work and their leisure, cloud-to-end-user latency have risen to become a key issue. One oft-forgotten way to cost effectively improve the quality of experience is to simultaneously make use of the several network interfaces, e.g., WiFi and 3G/4G interfaces, available on most of todays mobile devices including smartphones and tablets; that is, to employ multihoming. This paper provides an initial evaluation of the latency characteristics of the multipath extensions to TCP, Multipath TCP (MPTCP), that are currently being standardized by IETF. In particular, the paper considers the possible reductions in latency that could be obtained by using MPTCP and multiple network paths between a cloud service and a mobile end user. Traffic from three cloud applications are studied, Netflix, Google Maps, and Google Docs, representing typical high-, mid-, and low- intensity cloud-to-end-user traffic. The result suggests that significant latency reductions are indeed possible, however, primarily for high- intensity video traffic such as Netflix. 

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2014.
Keyword [en]
mptcp, cloud, latency
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Telecommunications
Research subject
Computer Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32551OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-32551DiVA: diva2:725711
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Tenth Swedish National Computer Networking Workshop (SNCNW 2014), Västerås, June 2-3, 2014
Projects
REsearch Environment for Advancing Low Latency Internet (READY)
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Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2014-06-17 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2017-10-11Bibliographically approved

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