Impact of Device Diversity on Crowdsourced Mobile Coverage Maps

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Abstract

Mobile coverage maps increasingly rely on userside measurements such as those collected from crowdsourced mobile apps. These measurements inherently span a multitude of devices, differing in models and vendors, with different radio signal reception characteristics. We show measurement based evidence on the significant deviations in received signal strength distribution seen by different devices, all other factors being equal. More crucially, we examine the accuracy of coarsegrained/fine-grained measurement based mobile coverage maps as seen from a device’s perspective. Our key finding is that mobile coverage maps based on measurements from a diversity of devices are still fairly reliable from a device’s perspective so long as it is among the set of devices used to collect measurements. Our study also offers guidelines on ways towards reliable measurement based mobile coverage maps in presence of device diversity
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Network and Service Management
Place of PublicationRome, Italy
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages348-352
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-903176-14-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-9193-9
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2018
Event14th International Conference on Network and Service Management - Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 Nov 20189 Nov 2018
http://cnsm-conf.org/2018/

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PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2165-9605
ISSN (Electronic)2165-963X

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Network and Service Management
Abbreviated titleCNSM 2018
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period5/11/189/11/18
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